Gas Prices Escalating in Oklahoma

3-3-06 - The price of a gallon of gas in Oklahoma is up by $.07 in the past ten days. Triple A Oklahoma says the average statewide is $2.15 per gallon. The average is just above $2.14 per gallon in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Triple-A spokesman Chuck Mai says threats to oilfields in Nigeria and uncertainty over how the UN will deal with Iran over nuclear weapons is driving up the cost of crude oil. The national average is about $2.26 per gallon and the most expensive gas is in Hawaii at $2.70 a gallon.

The Oklahoma average is the sixth lowest in the nation. The cheapest gas is in New Jersey and South Carolina at about $2.09 per gallon.