Supply chain disruptions have eased since the height of the pandemic, but concern over a potential rail strike, which appears to have been narrowly averted, highlights how that system remains fragile.
Georgia's governor is extending the suspension of the state's motor fuel tax through mid-October. Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed an executive order extending the suspension for a fourth time.
The national average price of gasoline has fallen below $4 a gallon. These are four key factors that could determine what happens next with prices at the pump.
The average price of gasoline nationwide is expected to drop below $4 a gallon in the coming days as prices continue to fall from the record highs hit in June.
Gasoline prices have come down significantly during the last several weeks. Currently, the price of a gallon of gas in Georgia is about 45 cents below the national average, according to AAA.
Inflation is hitting hard in rural America and could accelerate depopulation in some parts of the country, according to the latest analysis from one expert.
Biden has been faulted for speeches that do not seem to meet the moment or lack the urgency to compel others to follow. His soothing approach to issues that prompt anger has often failed to soothe.
Higher prices for gasoline, meat and vegetables and even cooking oil have put pressure on food trucks as they struggle to balance menu prices with customers' expectations of a low-cost meal.
Oil refineries have lost capacity over recent years, making it nearly impossible to increase supply and stabilize gas prices at the pump.
A viral image of a 7-Eleven charging $7.11 was taken in 2021, and doesn't reflect the current state of gas prices in the U.S.
Gas prices are finally dropping a bit after topping $5 per gallon, but the president says he's still considering suspending the federal gas tax, which could save Americans up to 18.4 cents per gallon.
The drop doesn't signal a rapid descent to the low prices of 2021, but drivers could see modest decreases continue in the coming weeks, analysts say.
In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, the president says the American people are "really, really down" after two years of pandemic, volatility in the economy and surging gas prices.
President Biden says he wants the biggest refiners to do more to increase gasoline supply and lower prices. He says he's ready to use emergency powers to boost capacity — but he didn't give details.