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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Arkansas Weekly Gas Price Update and Outlook

  • Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.12/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,826 gas outlets in Arkansas.
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  • This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.26/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas prices in Arkansas during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 0.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 6.8 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "With the fresh start of 2013 many motorists have begun seeking information on where gasoline prices will be going for the upcoming year," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "GasBuddy will be releasing its 2013 forecast this week, available on the GasBuddy Blog, which will highlight not only where we expect gasoline prices to go, but new this year is our diesel forecast, just more tools to help motorists budget and be prepared for what lies ahead," DeHaan said. The GasBuddy blog can be found at http://blog.gasbuddy.com. About GasBuddy 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 25 million times to help motorists find the lowest gasoline prices in their area. ### For more local information, methodology, or related questions, contact: Patrick DeHaan Senior Petroleum Analyst, GasBuddy.com Chicago, IL E-mail: pdehaan@gasbuddy.com 773-644-1427 Gregg Laskoski Senior Petroleum Analyst, GasBuddy.com Tampa, FL E-mail: glaskoski@gasbuddy.com 813-436-9422
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