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Gas prices continue to drop in Georgia

October 23, 2017--10:00 a.m.

Staff reports

Georgia gas prices dropped another 4.5 cents during the past week. The state average has declined the last 40 consecutive days for a total of 37 cents.

Gas prices are averaging $2.40 in Georgia. Despite the recent downward trend, the state average remains 18 cents higher than pre-Hurricane Harvey levels. 

Mark Jenkins with AAA said that motorists should expect another round of discounts at the pump this week.

Gasoline futures and wholesale prices gained some strength last week, but not enough to stop the pump price plunge. 

Retail prices remain about 5-10 cents higher than where they should be, based on current fundamentals.

On Sunday, gas could be found for as low as $2.29 a gallon but was at $2.35 most places.

$2.22 was the lowest price in Calhoun while $2.28 was the average price in Cartersville. 

Cedartown residents could fill up for as low as $2.29 a gallon while $2.24 was the lowest price in Summerville, according to the website gasbuddy.com.