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AAA Oklahoma reports dime per gallon average price increase in gasoline prices in state

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The cost of gasoline has risen across Oklahoma during the past week while prices elsewhere were dropping.

AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gas in the state is $3.02 per gallon — up from $2.92 per gallon a week ago.

AAA spokesman Chuck Mai says the increase is due to factors including a refinery near Amarillo, Texas, being out of operation and fuel demands of the harvest season leading to diesel replacing gas in some pipelines.

The national average is $3.03 per gallon — down from $3.09 last week.

Prices in selected cities in Oklahoma range from $2.80 per gallon in Idabel to $3.26 in Altus. Drivers in Oklahoma City are paying $3.05 per gallon while the price in Tulsa averages $2.98.

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