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A gasoline station attendant pumps diesel into a car at a filling station on March 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.
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Good news for Oklahoma and Arkansas residents: Despite a countrywide hike in gas prices leading up to the holidays, you fine folks are enjoying the lowest gas prices in the nation.

According to the Associated Press, AAA-Oklahoma reports the average price per gallon for self-serve regular gas was $2.02 in both states Monday, landing them with a tie for the lowest prices in the country.

That's a whopping 22 cents lower than the national average price for regular gasoline, which came in at $2.24 per gallon Monday—the highest it's been since October.

Enjoy the break on your wallet, and fill up soon. National pump prices have risen a total of 11 cents over the past 20 days, and are expected to continue to increase through the holidays.

Not hitting the road for Christmas? Check out our list of Southern road trip ideas and get in a little sightseeing this holiday season.