AAA says gas prices increasing for holiday travel, Ark. and Mo. among lowest prices in the country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The seasonal surge in gasoline demand leading into the long holiday weekend resulted in the national average for a gallon of gas rising four cents since last week to $3.57. AAA forecasts Memorial Day road trips will be up 6% over last year, with more than 37 million Americans driving to their destinations.

The good news is, Arkansas has the second lowest gas prices in the country and Missouri has the eighth lowest. The average gas price in Arkansas is $3.12 while the average price in Missouri is $3.22. Mississippi has the lowest average price for a gallon of gas at $2.99.

In north central Arkansas, Searcy County has the lowest gas price at $3.13 per gallon. Newton County has the highest gas price in the area and for the state of Arkansas at $3.42 per gallon. Baxter County checks in at $3.21, Marion County’s average price for a gallon of gas is $3.25, Fulton County is at $3.09, Izard County’s price is $3.23, Stone County is at $3.21 and Boone County’s price is $3.26.

Across southern Missouri, Ozark County checks in at $3.28 per gallon of gas, Douglas County is at $3.13, Howell County’s price is $3.20 and Taney County’s average price for a gallon of gas is $3.17.

The lowest average gas price in Arkansas is in Greene County with a price of $2.93 per gallon.

In Missouri, the lowest price is in Saline County at $3.02. The highest price is found in Sullivan county in northern Missouri at $3.43.

The national average of $3.57 is eight cents less than a month ago and $1.02 less than a year ago.

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