Sub $3 gas prices spotted around Georgia
Gas prices under $3 per gallon, a relic from last winter, are beginning to be spotted around Georgia, according to GasBuddy.
A Marathon convenience store on Hawkinsville Road in Macon currently is $3.04 and flirting with the mark. Locally, meanwhile, Murphy USA, Kroger, the Citgo on North Columbia and the Circle K by the lake were all in the $3.20s as of yesterday.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Georgia is now at its lowest point since early March, according to GasBuddy. AAA, meanwhile, currently has the average price of regular unleaded in Georgia at $3.58, which is down 60 cents from a month ago and down 92 cents from its record high of $.50 back on June 15. Nationally, the AAA placed the current price as $4.01, which is down 39 cents from a month ago.
Georgia currently has the fifth-lowest gas prices in the country, according to AAA, and the Peach State is only six cents away from the state with the lowest gas prices, which is Texas.
AAA, in THIS RELEASE, primarily attributes the declining prices to two factors – "fears of an economic slowdown" and drivers making "significant changes to cope with high pump prices. Wrote AAA: "AAA finds that drivers made significant changes to cope with high pump prices. In a new survey, almost two-thirds of U.S. adults have changed their driving habits or lifestyle since March. Drivers’ top two changes to offset high gas prices are driving less and combining errands."
Georgia's 29.1 cent-per-gallon state gas tax has been suspended since late May. However, the impact that the gas tax suspension has had on prices in the Peach State is debatable. Baldwin2k previously took a deeper drive into the issue in an article that can be read HERE.