Gas prices in Arkansas continue to hit record highs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Natural gas and nationwide gas prices continued to climb to record highs.

According to data from AAA Gas Price Monitorthe average cost of a gallon of regular fuel in Arkansas is currently $4.13.

The state’s current average is not only an all-time high, but also 11 cents higher than the average from a week ago, 39 cents higher than the average from a month ago and $1.35 more than a year ago.

In central Arkansas, Little Rock drivers are seeing the lowest prices at $4.07, unchanged from the previous day. In Hot Springs, the current average for a gallon of regular fuel is $4.08, two cents cheaper than the previous day’s record.

Pine Bluff drivers are currently paying $4.20 for a gallon of regular fuel, which is above the current state average and a record high.

Around the state, Sebastian County is the cheapest place for gas, with the current average being $3.99. The most expensive county for gas in the natural state is Lafayette County where the average is currently $4.41.

Arkansas is not the only state to feel the effects of high gas prices, however. Currently, the average gas price in the United States is $4.59.

Currently, every state in the United States sees gas prices on average above $4, but Oklahoma is the cheapest state to get gas in, with an average of $4.03, this which is also a state record.

The most expensive state to buy gas in the US remains California, where the current state average is $6.06, with at least one county averaging $7.05.

Despite record gas prices across the country, Americans on are still traveling at an increased pace during

“As gasoline prices continued to set new records ahead of Memorial Day, Americans have shown resilience in their desire to hit the road, but we are certainly seeing increased hesitancy due to rising prices at the pump. Soaring inflation has led to uncertainty about rising costs,” De Haan said. “The Covid factor is still present, but has been overshadowed this year by concern among Americans about high gas prices and dwindling affordable travel options to take advantage of the best months of the year.”

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