Gas prices in Georgia have been on the rise in the past week. The current average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.59 according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. That is up 13 cents from only a week ago.
Gas prices continue their downward trend in Georgia. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the average for a gallon of regular unleaded in Georgia Monday morning stood at $3.49. That’s down 6 cents from a week ago.
Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing a tax hike that would have kicked in July 1. Deal signed an executive order freezing the gas tax at current levels. Aides say it will save motorists an estimated $40 million in taxes.
Gas prices in Georgia have dropped an average 4 cents in the past week. According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, Georgia’s price of $3.57 for a gallon of regular unleaded is 36 cents cheaper than a month ago.
Local governments with fleets of vehicles and buses that use natural gas can use the stations to fill up, just as people use regular service stations. Currently there are only two natural gas stations in the state, though four more are planned for this year.
Georgia drivers are paying a little more tax-per-gallon for the first time in 4 months. The nearly 3 cents-per-gallon hike is due to the recalculation of the state's gas tax that went into effect Sunday.
A slowly recovering economy and more realistic expectations are giving Georgia consumers a bit more confidence this spring. In a survey from Georgia Southern University, 61 percent of people think the economy is the same or better than last year. They also feel more secure in their jobs and feel better off financially than a year ago.