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As National Gas Prices Rise, Georgia Prices Remain Low

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Last week, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced they would be cutting oil production by 2 million barrels per day. The decision has caused gas prices to rise across the country with some experts saying that the national average could reach $4. 

As of Friday, October 14, the average price per gallon of gas in the United States was $3.903 which is less than Thursday’s average and remains well below the $5.016 record high, set earlier this summer. Georgia’s statewide average price per gallon is the lowest in the country at $3.265.

The top five most affordable metropolitan areas to get gas are:

  1. Rome at $3.173
  2. Warner Robins at $3.189
  3. Catoosa-Dade-Walker at $3.191
  4. Augusta-Aiken and Gainesville at $3.197
  5. Dalton at $3.216

More information regarding local, state, and national gas prices can be found here.