Arkansas, Oklahoma have lowest average gas prices in nation

     (AP) – As gasoline prices rise nationwide, holiday travelers in

Arkansas and Oklahoma will enjoy the lowest gas prices in the U.S.

     AAA-Oklahoma says the average price per gallon for self-serve regular gas was

$2.02 in the two states Monday, tying them for the lowest prices in the country.

But Chuck Mai, a spokesman for AAA, says Monday’s price is 17 cents more than it

was on Nov. 22.

     National pump prices have risen for 20 of the last 21 days, rising a total of

11 cents. The national average price for regular gasoline was $2.24 per gallon

Monday, the highest mark since October and three cents more than one week ago.

     Prices are rising due to market expectations of tighter availability after

OPEC announced plans to cut oil production next month.


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