AAA Oklahoma reports that the average price for a gallon of self-serve gasoline is falling in Oklahoma.
The agency said Tuesday that the statewide average for regular gas is now just less than $3.40 per gallon — a drop of seven cents per gallon since about a month ago and down just more than three cents from last week.
Prices in selected cities range from $3.30 per gallon in Bartlesville and Grove to $3.49 per gallon in Guymon. Drivers in Oklahoma City are paying just less than $3.39 per gallon while the average cost in Tulsa is $3.33.
AAA Oklahoma is offering a free ride home and tow service for people who may consume too much alcohol to safely drive over the holiday season.
The service is available from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. on Jan 2. The service is available in Shawnee, Bartlesville, Enid, Muskogee, Ardmore, Tahlequah, Lawton and the metro areas of Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai says the company received nearly 200 calls for the service during the holidays last year and hope the number goes up this year.
The average price of a gallon of gas in Oklahoma inched above $3 heading into the busy holiday travel week.
AAA Oklahoma says it's the first time since Nov. 4 that unleaded gas averaged more than $3 per gallon in the state. Still, Oklahoma has the second-lowest gas price in the country, only trailing Missouri's average of $2.99 per gallon.
The AAA says the national average price of gas has increased for 14 straight days, jumping 11 cents to an average of $3.29 per gallon on Tuesday.
In recent weeks, economists have been worrying about the negative impact of the now-ended government shutdown and potential debt crisis.
But away from Capitol Hill, the economy has been getting a big boost: Gasoline prices have been declining, week after week. In some parts of the country, a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is now down to less than $3 a gallon — a price most Americans haven't seen in three years.
And any time the pump price starts dropping, consumer spirits start rising.