Arkansas, September 17- Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have
risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/g yesterday.
This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per
gallon in the last week to $3.86/g, according to gasoline price website
Including the change in gas prices in Arkansas during the past week, prices
yesterday were 23.8 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago
and are 15.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average
has increased 15.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 24.9
cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"The national average continues to hover near its higher ever September
level," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "As we
push deeper into September, the more optimistic I am that these high prices
will begin to come down slightly, but with the recently announced QE3, I'm a
bit concerned that prices won't moderate as much as previously expected as
the dollar weakens, leading me to believe 2012 will have featured the
highest yearly average ever," DeHaan said.
GasBuddy operates ArkansasGasPrices.com and over 250 similar websites that
track gasoline prices at over 140,000 gasoline stations in the United States
and Canada. In addition, GasBuddy offers a free smartphone app which has
been downloaded over 20 million times to help motorists find gasoline prices
in their area.