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National, Atlanta Area Fuel Costs Decline Slightly

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Over the past week, the national average cost of gas showed minimal movement, declining by two cents to $3.07 per gallon. According to AAA, this minor shift is attributed to unremarkable figures in both the cost of oil and gasoline demand. Georgia’s statewide average stands at $2.95 per gallon, reflecting a 3-cent decrease from last week, a 7-cent decrease from last month, and a 7-cent increase from last year.

Pump prices in Metro Atlanta mirror statewide trends, with the regional average also landing at $2.95 per gallon. This indicates a 3-cent decline from the previous week and a 13-cent drop from the preceding month.

Here’s a breakdown of gas prices in local counties:

  • Clayton County – $2.94 per gallon
  • Cobb County – $2.96 per gallon
  • DeKalb County – $2.94 per gallon
  • Douglas County – $2.92 per gallon
  • Fayette County – $3.01 per gallon
  • Fulton County –  $3.08 per gallon
  • Gwinnett County – $2.89 per gallon
  • Paulding County – $2.94 per gallon

To find out more about national and local gas prices, go here.

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