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Gas prices tick up in Oklahoma City, reach $2 per gallon

A man pumps gas at an OnCue station near N.E. 23rd St. and I-235 on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. (Kylen Mills/KOKH)

After weeks of prices tumbling at the pump in Oklahoma City, gas is starting to see an uptick.

According to GasBuddy, average retail gasoline prices in the metro rose 3 cents per gallon in the past week. Oklahoma City now averages around $2/g.

Conversely, the national average fell 0.5 cents per gallon this week to an average of $2.33. Experts say the next few weeks may be a little harder to predict.

"The national average gas price has again declined in the last week, but the road ahead may be a bit bumpier, said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "While the national average fell, several states in the Great Lakes saw average prices rise thanks to a mid-week rally in oil markets that saw oil prices sneak in a net gain for the first week in several, and that may impact prices in the week ahead. Thank Wednesday's weekly report from the Energy Information Administration for the rally as government data showed a larger than expected decline in oil inventories and gasoline inventories, weighing on markets at the precise time that OPEC chats about extending its crude oil production cuts. Watch both of these factors this week to get a taste for where prices will go to start the summer driving season."

Prices across the state were up an average of 2.6 cents per gallon, except in Tulsa which saw prices hold flat at $1.96/g.

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