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Gas prices down slightly

August 17, 2021–6:17 a.m.


Georgia gas prices are down by a penny compared to a week ago.

Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.

Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than last month and 98 cents more than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $44.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $7.50 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.

“Georgia pump prices remain steady across the state,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Although Georgia gas price average remains under $3 per gallon for the most part, AAA expects the national average to remain above that price point.”

Local averages on Monday were $2.90 in Floyd County, $2.92 in Bartow and Polk Counties, $2.93 in Gordon County, and $2.87 in Chattooga County.