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New Year Brings Higher Gas Prices

Jan 08, 2013 -- 12:02pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

The New Year has not been kind to people at gas pumps here in Northwest Georgia and across the state.

AAA-South reports prices for regular unleaded fuel have risen state-wide by an average of $0.07 in the last week.

As is often the case, prices here at home are less expensive, and this week is no different with Calhoun and Dalton offering the greatest value to drivers at $3.15 per gallon. Those prices, while currently the lowest in the area, still represent an increase of about $0.20 in the last three weeks.

Other low prices in NWGA include Cedartown at $3.19, Hiram at $3.22 and Adairsville and Rome each at $3.23. Cartersville and Dallas have low prices of $3.25. Trion offers Chattooga County consumers a low of $3.34. Those lows all represent increases from pre-Christmas prices.

While the nationwide average gas price is only a penny higher this week, the average cost for regular unleaded fuel on New Year’s Day was the highest in U.S. history.

All county prices are courtesy of


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