Gas prices drop as Arkansas motorists prepare for Thanksgiving travel

Gas prices drop as Arkansas motorists prepare for Thanksgiving travel

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Getting over the river and through the woods to anyone's house, including grandma's, this Thanksgiving should cost a lot less.

Average retail gas prices in Arkansas fell 3.7 cents in the past week, according to GasBuddy.

Prices average $1.89 per gallon, according to the daily survey of 1,826 gas outlets in the state.

That compares to the national average of $2.13 per gallon.

Sunday's prices were 2.5 cents cheaper per gallon than the same day last year, and 13.1 cents cheaper than a month ago.

"As motorists pack their bags and prepare to head out for Thanksgiving, gas prices are falling across much of the country," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy. "With a record amount of travelers, motorists will be facing congestion not only on highways but gas stations."

DeHaan advised motorists to keep an eye on OPEC over the holiday, stating there could be "some surprises" at a major meeting regarding the fate of an oil production cut.

"No matter what eventually takes place with the OPEC meeting, motorists are virtually guaranteed another year of gas prices that will remain well under all-time record highs as oil prices will likely remain confined between $40 and $60 for much of the year," DeHaan said.

No matter where you travel this Thanksgiving holiday, to find the lowest gas prices click on the Region 8 News Pump Patrol.

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