Local & Regional
9:35 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Storm Blamed for Tulsa Price Hike

Before Isaac makes landfall, the storm is impacting Tulsa area gasoline prices. With oil rigs closing in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of the storm, gasoline prices in Tulsa took a huge jump again in Tulsa. The price of regular unleaded increased to $3.69 per gallon.

Despite the increase Tulsa is still below the national average. The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 7 cents over the past two weeks. That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.76.

Midgrade costs an average of $3.91 a gallon, and premium is at $4.04. Diesel rose 13 cents to $4.05 a gallon.

Of the cities surveyed in the lower 48 states, El Paso, Texas, has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.32. Chicago has the highest at $4.22.

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