ATLANTA — Average Georgia gas prices are lower versus where they were one week ago, falling about 4 cents a gallon.
The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is at $2.57, which is down 15 cents from a month ago and 25 cents below this point last year.
“Gas prices have been trending lower now for the past month and there are no signs of pump prices changing gears toward more expensive for the summer season as anticipated,” said AAA-The Auto Club Group spokesperson Montrae Waiters. “One major indicator supporting this forecast is the price of crude oil which last week dropped by $6 to $53 per barrel -- which is one of the lowest prices of the year.”
Gas prices across the South and Southeastern states are among the cheapest in the nation, running at an average of $2.57 per gallon or less with the single exception of New Mexico at $2.69 a gallon.
The states with the cheapest averages in the region include Mississippi and Louisiana at $2.39 a gallon, Alabama at $2.41 a gallon, South Carolina at $2.43, Arkansas at $2.46, Texas at $2.48, and Oklahoma at $2.55 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas.
The most expensive areas of the state are Hinesville and Fort Stewart at $2.63, Savannah at $2.62 and Atlanta at $2.61 a gallon. The least expensive areas of the state include the corner counties of Catoosa, Dade and Walker at $2.41, Albany at $2.43 and Dalton at $2.44 a gallon.
For a map the latest gas prices in and around metro Atlanta, please check the 11Alive Gas Prices page at 11Alive.com/gasprices.
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