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Arkansas gas prices 4th-lowest in the nation



Fayetteville, Arkansas – The Arkansas statewide gas price average has been hovering near $3.82 for 11 consecutive days, down 10 cents from the recent high on March 11, according to a press release from AAA.

Over the last month, crude oil prices have fluctuated and closed on Wednesday at $107 per barrel.

On Thursday, oil prices responded to recent news from the administration of a potential release of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve by falling nearly 4%.

“Until a comprehensive plan is finalized, it remains to be seen how much of an immediate impact a release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will have on pump prices,” said AAA Spokesperson Nick Chabarria. “It’s important to remember, crude oil is a global commodity and any attempts to substantially impact pricing would need to be completed on a global scale.”

According to, drivers in Arkansas are paying the 4th-lowest gas price average in the country. According to the AAA Arkansas Weekend Gas Watch, the statewide gas price average in Arkansas is $3.81 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.

Compared to this day last week, that price is one cent less and is $1.13 more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas surveyed in Arkansas, drivers in Texarkana are paying the most on average at $3.93, while drivers in Fort Smith are paying the least at $3.70 per gallon.

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $4.22, which is two cents less compared to this day last week and $1.35 more than the price per gallon at this same time last year.


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