OKLAHOMA — The average pump in Oklahoma is advertising prices at $2.60, the highest prices seen so far this year.
Experts believe that gas prices are so high because of abundant crude oil supplies, and it’s forcing motorists in Oklahoma to pay about 81 cents more per gallon today than they did on Jan. 19, the day the average stood at its 2015 low of $1.79, according to AAA spokesman of Oklahoma Chuck Mai.
Residents in the Sooner State aren’t the only ones seeing higher pump prices. AAA reports averages have risen in 46 states and Washington, D.C.
The national average price for regular gasoline has moved higher over six of the past seven days, reaching today’s average of $2.80 per gallon.
Despite the rise in pump prices, drivers continue to experience significant year-over-year savings at the pump with today’s U.S. average price about 86 cents per gallon less than it was on this same date last year.