- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Holiday shoppers in Arkansas are spending less to drive to their favorite stores these days.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1vbCrkO ) AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge shows the average price in Arkansas at $2.31 a gallon, down from $2.70 last month.

Drivers nationwide are paying less than $2.50 for the first time since 2009, and in at least 25 states - including Arkansas - some gas stations are offering fuel for less than $2 a gallon.

The national average price at the pump for regular-grade gasoline was $2.45 a gallon on Friday, which is down from $2.86 a month ago.

Gasoline prices are cheapest in the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers metro area, where the average was $2.07 a gallon on Friday. The state’s highest average gasoline prices were in Pine Bluff, at $2.45 a gallon.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com


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