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Despite falling crude oil prices, average cost for gasoline is rising in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The average price for gasoline across Oklahoma is rising and now stands at $2.16 per gallon.

AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai said Tuesday that the price of gas is going up despite falling prices for crude oil.

AAA says the price for a gallon of self-serve regular in Oklahoma is up 3½ cents from last week and is almost 35 cents per gallon more than in late January.

Average prices in selected cities across Oklahoma range from $2.09 per gallon in Idabel to $2.22 in Lawton. The average price in Lawton has risen by 12 cents per gallon in the past week.

Drivers in Oklahoma City are paying about $2.14 per gallon while those in Tulsa are paying about $2.16,

AAA says the national average is $2.31 per gallon,

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