Arkansas, November 19- Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have
fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15/g yesterday.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon
in the last week to $3.43/g, according to gasoline price website
Including the change in gas prices in Arkansas during the past week, prices
yesterday were 5.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and
are 32.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has
decreased 26.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.5 cents
per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"With Thanksgiving just days away, Americans will be hitting major
thoroughfares en masse. While gasoline prices have dropped in the last month
and a half, the national average will still come close to breaking a record-
the highest ever national average for Thanksgiving," said GasBuddy.com
Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "I don't really see how gas prices
could greatly improve between now and Christmas, given the new military
action in the Middle East, and other pressures. It's all but certain the
national average will not drop under $3.25 per gallon, which could lead to a
perilous start to 2013," 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. In Arkansas, GasBuddy tracks price changes at 1,826 retail