Gas prices in Cobb continue to decline, but remain higher than state average

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Jul. 18—For another week straight, gas prices in Georgia have declined, according to data from AAA. As of Monday, July 18, the Georgia average is $4.04 per gallon and the Cobb average is $4.22 per gallon.

The state average is down 14 cents from a week ago and 45 cents from a month ago, but gas is still $1.07 more than this time last year, according to AAA.

Average national prices are also down to $4.53 per gallon.

According to a AAA news release, lower gas prices are due to decreasing demand for gas and declining oil prices. Last week, demand for gas dropped from 9.41 millions barrels a day to 8.06 million barrels a day, according to the Energy Information Administration, and reduced economic activity could continue to lower gas prices.

"As these supply/demand dynamics hold, drivers will likely continue to see relief at the pump," said AAA spokesperson Montrae Waiters.