by: Scott McCaulley
While Gas Prices in the Lakes Region continue to be among the lowest in the country, many area stores are now posting prices as high as they have been for 2020.
Several stations in the Lakes Region are now showing prices at $1.99 per gallon with many motorists hitting the road.
AAA reports the average national price of gas this week to be $2.24 per gallon with the average price in Arkansas and Missouri showing up around $1.95 per gallon.
In a release earlier this week, AAA states that while the prices are spiking now for the Holidays, demand remains lower than normal and predicts prices will go back down in January.