Price at the pump drops for Arkansas motorists

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What a difference a month makes.

Gas prices in Fort Smith and the rest of Arkansas have dropped as the end of the summer travel season nears.

The average cost in Sebastian County Tuesday was $3.52 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The statewide Arkansas average was $3.46 while the U.S. average fell to $3.94 a gallon, according to AAA gas price.

Fort Smith prices dropped. The price was $3.37 a gallon at a Rogers Avenue station near S. 46th Street Tuesday.

Across Fort Smith, the average price per gallon Tuesday was $3.51. That was 14 cents less than the previous week of $3.64.

Prices in the River Valley peaked before the July 4 holiday weekend.

The statewide gas price average of $4.50 on June 10 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel was a new record high, according to the AAA Arkansas.

That price in June was $1.73 more per gallon compared to last year.

In Oklahoma on Tuesday, Aug. 16, the average price was $3.51 a gallon. It was $3.63 a gallon in Le Flore County and $3.55 in Sequoyah County.

In Arkansas, the average Tuesday in Crawford County was $3.49; Franklin County, $3.50; Logan County, $3.58; and Scott County, $3.44.

This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: Gas prices drop as the end of the summer travel season nears