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Sunday July 3rd, 2022 8:06PM

Gas prices continue to drop in Georgia

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter

Gas prices continue to drop across the state. According to the AAA weekly report released Monday morning, Georgians are now paying 6 cents less than a week ago. That’s still $1.00 more than this time last year. The weekly state average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.70.

In northeast Georgia, White and Habersham Counties have some of the lowest gas prices at $3.64 or below. Lumpkin and Dawson Counties have some of the highest gas prices, showing an average of $3.77 or higher.

“The average price for a gallon of gasoline has fallen below $4 for much of the U.S.,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman for AAA. “Georgians have seen over a 50 cent drop in pump prices since last month. These lower prices were a welcome relief for drivers who hit the road to spend time with family and friends during the Easter weekend.”

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 3 cents to $4.08. President Biden announced plans to allow sales of higher-ethanol gasoline (also known as E15) through the summer months. This extension is intended to bring relief to Americans in areas where E15 is sold and it typically sells for 5 to 10 cents cheaper per gallon than regular gasoline. AAA supports the development and use of alternative fuels. However, not all vehicles on the road are designed to run on E15. AAA strongly encourages drivers to be sure their vehicle is compatible with E15 before using it.

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