Retail gasoline prices in 36 states, including Oklahoma, have moved higher over the last week led by increases in the Southeast and Gulf Coast caused gas production issues. A number of Texas refineries have been offline, including Valero’s refinery in Sunray, Alon’s refinery in Big Springs and Phillips 66’s refinery in Old Ocean. They’re down for maintenance, both planned and unplanned, fueled by the switchover to production of cleaner-burning summer gasoline blends.
Fourteen states have a lower statewide gas price average today than Oklahoma, led by Montana at $3.29 per gallon. Two states have price averages above $4 today: California at $4.05 and Hawaii at $4.29, according to FuelGaugeReport.AAA.com.