Holiday travel will be less expensive on Oklahoma’s highways than anywhere else in the nation, and Arkansas motorists won’t pay much more. AAA said Monday that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Oklahoma is $2.19 — the lowest in the US. Gas prices in Arkansas are 3 cents higher at an average of $2.22 a gallon.
During the past week, the national average gas price dropped 2 cents to $2.46. AAA says drivers can expect pump prices to continue to drop heading into the holiday season as supply strengthens. AAA spokesperson Leslie Gamble says gasoline demand is expected to weaken throughout the winter.
AAA says West Coast gas prices are among the highest in the country, with motorists in California paying $3.13 per gallon.
Pine Bluff gas prices are hovering around the state average. According to arkansasgasprices.com, the lowest price in the city can be found at the EZ Mart on Olive Street, where a gallon of regular is $2.19. The lowest prices in the state can be found in northwest Arkansas, with a gallon of regular at the Sam’s Club in Springdale selling for just $2.02 a gallon, according to arkansasgasprices.com.
The highest reported price, according to that site, was in Batesville at Kent’s Firestone Service, where a gallon of regular fuel is selling for $2.89.