Gas prices rise 5 cents in Georgia after price gouging order

Gasoline pipeline repairs still days away

ATLANTA - The auto club AAA reports that gas prices continue to climb in several southern states after a pipeline leak in Alabama slowed the flow of fuel across the South.
AAA reports that in Georgia, Tuesday's average price for regular gas rose nearly 5 cents since Monday, to an average $2.36 statewide - up nearly 27 cents over the past week. The price has climbed nearly 7 cents since Monday in the Macon and Augusta areas.
South Carolina saw an average price rise of nearly 4 cents from Monday to Tuesday - up nearly 18 cents from a week ago. The Columbia, South Carolina area saw prices rise about 6 cents since Monday.
AAA reports Tuesday that Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia also saw prices climb since Monday.
Monday morning Gov. Deal issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging.


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