Reprinted with permission from OklahomaWelcome.com
by David Deaton, Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome
According to a CNBC report, Spiro Oklahoma can boast to having the lowest gas prices in the nation.
According to CNBC, Oklahoma in general has been paying the cheapest prices for gasoline in the nation for months. As an added bonus, the state with the lowest prices in the U.S. saw prices plummet even further, hitting a 2013 low of two dollars and eighty four cents a gallon on Dec. 18.
On Monday, the average price for regular gasoline in the Sooner State was two dollars and ninety four cents per gallon. Why is Oklahoma’s gas so much cheaper?
According to the report – Oklahoma’s gasoline taxes are among the lowest in the nation, Oklahoma state gasoline tax and fees are 17 cents less a gallon that’s less than half the national average. There are only 4 states in the country with cheaper gasoline taxes.
Plus, the state’s refineries use a lower-priced oil than many East, West and Gulf Coast refineries. There are five refineries in Oklahoma that together process about 520,000 barrels per day of crude—oil that doesn’t have to come far and is far cheaper than the coasts.
Whatever the reason, we in Oklahoma, especially here in LeFlore County have another thing to be proud of – Cheap gas prices.
EZ Mart at Sunset Corner has gas for two hundred seventy nine cents per gallon as well.