State gas price average continues downward trend, now close to $3

Georgia’s gas price average is near the $3 mark.

According to weekly reports from AAA, the state’s gas prices average has gone down, again, compared to a week ago.

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Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman, said this drop is due to the decline of oil prices.

“Georgia pump prices are drifting lower as crude oil continues to decline,” said Waiters. “The main reason for the fall is the decline in oil prices. Crude is the single largest factor influencing gas prices, accounting for more than half of what drivers pay at the pump.”

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 12 cents to $3.55. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.04 per gallon for regular gas.

AAA also said drivers are now paying almost $2.00 less to fill-up at the pump compared to last month.


Most expensive Georgia metro markets are Savannah at $3.10, Atlanta at $3.07 and Hinesville-Fort Stewart at $3.05.

Least expensive Georgia metro markets are Rome at $2.95, Catoosa-Dade-Walker at $2.93 and Warner Robins at $2.85.

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