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Wednesday, 29 December 2021 14:47

As Gas Costs Soared in 2021, Average Prices Remained Among Lowest in Oklahoma, Texas

Written by Bethany Blankley, The Center Square

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While gas prices have soared nationwide this year, average prices at the pump have remained among the lowest in Oklahoma and Texas, in part because they are significant oil and gas hubs for the nation.

The lowest current average regular gas prices per gallon are $2.822 in Oklahoma and $2.825 in Texas.

 

Oklahomans have had the lowest prices nationwide throughout the surge of gas prices this fall, AAA reported. In the spring, Oklahoma’s average gas prices were the sixth-lowest in the nation.

 

On Dec. 21, AAA Texas Weekend Gas watch reported Texas’ statewide gas price average was $2.89 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.

 

By Christmas, Texans visiting the Gulf in Galveston paid $2.44 a gallon, lower than other areas near Houston, where prices averaged $2.89 a gallon.

 

However, gas prices in Texas are still around a dollar more than they were last Christmas. And last spring, while both states were under lockdown, average gas prices were $1.52 a gallon in Oklahoma and in the Sherman/Denison area Texans were paying around $1.17 a gallon.

 

As of Dec. 28, the average price for regular unleaded fuel in Texas was $2.87 a gallon, AAA Texas reported, compared to the national average of $3.28.

 

In November, regular gasoline retail prices averaged $3.39 a gallon nationally, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported. That’s 10 cents a gallon more than it was in October and $1.29 a gallon more than it was last November.

 

November’s monthly average was the highest since...


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