Gasoline Price Update

Oklahoma City, OK – Gasoline prices higher in Oklahoma than in 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The average price for gasoline in Oklahoma is higher than it was a year ago, despite lower demand and a sluggish economy.

AAA Oklahoma says the average price for self-serve regular gasoline is $3.58 per gallon, 95 cents higher than on Aug. 2, 2010.

AAA spokesman Chuck Mai (May) says global debt concerns have affected commodities markets, including crude oil futures.

Nationally, the average price for gas is $3.70, 96 cents above the price posted at the same time last year.

Hawaii has the highest average price for gasoline at $4.13 a gallon. Connecticut is second at $4.06, Alaska is $4.02, New York is $3.97 and Illinois is $3.91.

Eleven states have average gasoline prices that are lower than Oklahoma's. Arizona's average price for a gallon of gas is $3.37.

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