TULSA - Drivers in the Tulsa area got a pleasant surprise Monday as gasoline prices dipped again over the weekend.
From a peak of $3.399 for the summer a couple of weeks ago, prices at some stations dropped as low as $3.129, with many others running a couple of cents higher.
Gasbuddy.com Senior Petroleum Anaylst Patrick DeHaan tells KRMG the price dropped 13.8 cents per gallon in Tulsa over the last week, while nationally prices declined about 4.5 cents per gallon.
Looking back a year, the national average has dropped 32.1 cents per gallon, DeHaan says, while in Tulsa prices stand at 41.1 cents per gallon lower.
Gregg Laskoski, the Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com, tells KRMG the lower prices have resulted from lower consumer demand after Labor Day, and the mandated winter blend of gasoline, which is cheaper and faster to produce.
He says their data shows prices have declined this time of year for at least the last ten years.