Arkansas, November 4- Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have fallen
6.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday. This
compares with the national average that has fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in
the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Arkansas during the past week, prices
yesterday were 3.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and
are 30.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has
decreased 28.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 7.0 cents
per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"Even with Hurricane Sandy causing havoc on refineries and infrastructure in
the Northeast, gasoline prices nationally have continued to trend lower,"
said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "It goes to show
how much more significant the Gulf Coast is to this nation's energy backbone
when such a massive storm causes no major rise in the national average. The
good news is that average prices will likely continue to decline, perhaps to
$3.35/gal nationally by Thanksgiving. For those in Sandy's wake, fuel
availability remains difficult, and is the reason GasBuddy has implemented
an emergency fuel availability service," DeHaan said. The Hurricane Sandy
fuel availability site can be found by navigating to


GasBuddy operates 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. In Arkansas, GasBuddy tracks price changes at 1,826 retail