OK gas prices at lowest level in almost 7 yrs.

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 18:22:59-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahomans are ringing in the New Year with the lowest gasoline prices in almost seven years.

AAA Oklahoma says Tuesday's average of about $1.74 for self-serve regular gasoline is 1.7 cents above Monday's mark of $1.73. That was Oklahoma's least expensive average since gas prices hit about $1.72 on Feb. 28, 2009.

Monday's national average gasoline price of $1.99 was the lowest since March 25, 2009. The national average price of gasoline has fallen for 50 of the past 60 days and motorists in 34 states are currently paying averages below $2 per gallon.

AAA says that in 2015, drivers nationwide paid an annual average of $2.40 per gallon for regular gasoline, the lowest price since 2009. AAA says it doesn't expect the national average to top $3 in 2016.

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