By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
Gas is still plenty expensive, but prices have started to stabilize and even decline across Georgia.
AAA-South reports a six-cent drop in the cost of regular unleaded fuel in Georgia since early last week, bucking a trend of daily increases which lasted more than a month. Georgia’s current average price is $3.71 per gallon. The average across the U.S. is $3.75.
Northwest-Georgia once again has less expensive gas when compared to the state and national averages, but consumers are still shelling out quite a bit more to fill up than they were in early January. The lowest prices in the region are mostly found along I-75 in places like Dalton, Calhoun, Cartersville and Emerson, all of which have fuel between $3.48 and $3.55 per gallon. Gas can also be found for $3.55 in Cedartown. Rome is higher at $3.59 while Hiram, Dallas and Rockmart are even more expensive at about $3.65.
AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady expects prices to continue to fall slightly this week. Experts say the drop in price can be partly attributed to poor manufacturing data from China and Europe which may lead to lower demand worldwide.
All city and county prices are courtesy of gasbuddy.com.
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