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Gas prices hit multi-year highs

April 23, 2018--8:26 a.m.

NEWS RELEASE

Americans are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in years.

Sunday's national average of $2.76 per gallon is the highest daily average since July 2015.

Georgia’s gas prices set a fresh new 2018-high last week.

Saturday's state average of $2.66 is the highest since September when prices were recovering from hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Sunday's state average of $2.66 is 10 cents less than the national average and 38 cents more than this time last year.

Mark Jenkins with AAA said high oil prices are the main reason gasoline is so expensive right now.

If prices have not peaked yet, they should do so in the next couple of weeks.

On Monday morning, the lowest gas prices in the Rome and Summerville areas were $2.59 a gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.

$2.55 was the lowest listed price in Calhoun.

$2.58 was the low price in Cartersville Monday morning.