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OKC gas prices rise slightly, stay under $2 per gallon

Gas nozzle and pump (Image courtesy of MGN)

Oklahoma City is seeing a slight uptick in gas prices across the metro, while statewide prices trend down.

According to GasBuddy, average prices in OKC rose 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.96.

That still puts the metro area well below the national average that fell 1.7 cents per gallon to $2.24. Experts say prices across the nation fluctuated depending on where you live.

"As expected, gasoline prices over the last week were mixed. While the national average edged lower by a couple cents nearing its lowest of the summer, 20 states saw average prices move higher, two states saw prices little changed, while 28 saw average prices decline," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Oil prices, after sagging to close the month of June, had started July by surging, only to let up shortly after. Last week, however, the market resumed the rise, posting a 5% weekly gain, so we're likely again to see something of everything: gas prices rising in most areas, falling in a few, and perhaps changing little in a handful of places as well. The bigger issue we're now looking at that could affect gasoline prices are a last minute special meeting OPEC will be holding on July 27. It remains a bit of a mystery what, if anything, they may decide, but all eyes will be focused on any policy changes or production changes."

As a state, prices in Oklahoma fell 0.3 cents per gallon to $2.01 with the Tulsa area seeing a big drop, down 6.6 cents.

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