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Gas Prices Rise in U.S., Drop in GA.

Oct 09, 2012 -- 12:28pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Gas prices are spiking across the country, especially in California, but here in Northwest-Georgia, the cost to fill-up continues to drop.

This week’s report from Triple-A South shows the statewide average down $0.03 since last week, and the low prices in our seven-county-area reflect that falling rate.

Once again the cheapest gas in NWGA can be found in Whitfield and Bartow counties, with Gordon and Paulding not far behind.

Dalton is home to the cheapest gas in the region at $3.40 per gallon, down a nickel in the last week. Bartow comes in at $3.43, down $0.03 since October 1st.

Gordon has less expensive gas than many of their neighboring counties, but is actually the only county this week to see an increase, with the least expensive gas in Calhoun going from $3.47 to $3.48.

Paulding County drivers can find their cheapest fuel at $3.49 per gallon in Hiram, a $0.04 drop in the last week. Polk County consumers meanwhile are paying a low-price of $3.51 in Rockmart, a decrease of $0.03.

Floyd has a low-price of $3.51 this week in Rome, down $0.04 since October 1st. As they have so often in the last six months, Chattooga county drivers are paying the most for gas in the seven-county-area with a low of $3.69 per gallon for regular unleaded, though that cost is a $0.02 drop since last week.

The national average, thanks in part to record gas prices in California, went up $0.03, from $3.78 to $3.81.

County-by-county prices courtesy of

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