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Gas prices on the rise

September 17, 2019–7:56 a.m.

AAA SOUTH

Georgia gas prices are up this week compared to a week ago and are likely to continue to rise as a result of attacks in Saudi Arabia.

Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.42 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 7 cent less than this time last month, and 30 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs $36.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.30 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018 when pump prices hit their 2018 peak of $2.84 per gallon.

“Americans can expect local pump prices to start to increase this week. The jump could end up being as much as a quarter per gallon throughout this month,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Whether this is a short or long term trend will be determined by the price of crude oil prices and how quickly the facilities in Saudi Arabia can recover and get back online.”

Local averages on Monday according to AAA were $2.32 in Floyd County, $2.49 in Bartow County, $2.34 in Gordon County, $2.29 in Chattooga County and $2.43 in Polk County.

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