By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
December is here and gas prices are becoming more stable across the Southeast, a relief for many with the busy holiday season upon us, though travelers will be shelling out more dough on fuel than they did in late 2011.
According to the weekly report from AAA-South, the national average price for regular unleaded fuel has decreased four cents this week from $3.43 to $3.39 per gallon. Georgia’s average fuel price is unchanged, holding from its late November figure of $3.28.
Northwest Georgia once again has cheaper gas prices than both the state and nationwide averages across our seven-county-area. The least expensive fuel ranges from $3.12 to $3.22 per gallon across the different counties, with Hiram on the low end and Trion on the more expensive side at the pump.
The cheapest gas prices in Dalton, Calhoun, Cartersville, Cedartown, Rockmart and Rome are between $3.13 and $3.18 per gallon.
Despite the drop in fuel prices in recent months from the costly summer highs near four-dollars, the current averages in Georgia and the U.S. are still about a dime higher than at this time last year.
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