Despite typical low seasonal demand for gasoline, pump prices are clawing their way higher. The culprit is the rising price for oil, which is now sitting around $85 per barrel, nearly $20 more than in November. Since dropping to $3.28 in the first week of January, the national average for a gallon of gas has slowly started to rise again.
As for Montgomery County, residents are paying $3.09/gallon while Labette and Chautauqua County residents are paying nearly the same at $3.08/gallon which is two cents higher than the state average of $3.06. Elk County is the lowest in the immediate area at $2.90/gallon.
While prices in Oklahoma are up 16 cents over the past month to $3.01/gallon, it is the 5th least expensive gas in the U.S. Washington County is currently $3.04 while Nowata County sits at $3.03.
The national average of $3.34 is two cents more than a week ago, six cents more than a month ago, and 94 cents more than a year ago.