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Soaring Gas Prices Begin to Stall

Jan 15, 2013 -- 2:43pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Now into the second full work week of the New Year gas prices have become more stable across Northwest Georgia, and in some cases have once again started to drop.

The latest weekly report from AAA-South shows stable prices for regular unleaded fuel statewide in Georgia, with the average cost rising only a penny from $3.32 to $3.33.

Many Northwest Georgia drivers are paying significantly lower prices than their average Peach-State counterparts this week. The lowest cost for fuel in the area can be found in Calhoun, Dalton and Cartersville at $3.15 per gallon in each city. The low in Bartow is a drop of $0.08 cents in a week. Other notable low prices include Hiram at $3.17 and Rome, Lindale, Dallas and Cedartown at $3.19 per gallon.

Despite mostly positive news this week, the average gas price in the Southeast has still risen about $0.08 since January 1st, though AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady says ultimately the 2013 gas prices are expected to be lower than they were in 2012.

The nationwide average gas price is currently $3.31 per gallon, up one cent.

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