Georgia gas prices rising

Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 10:01 AM
Last updated 1:23 PM
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ATLANTA — Filling up at the pump costs more this week.

The average price of regular unleaded gas has risen 11 cents in the past week to $2.83 per gallon. The national average is up 7 cents to $2.93.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a weak dollar is pushing gas prices up and experts say the increases will likely continue.

The AAA Auto Club says lower job growth than expected last month weakened the dollar and made crude oil a more appealing commodity to foreign investors.

A month ago, regular unleaded cost an average of $2.69 in Georgia. A year ago, it was at $2.52, which is 31 cents below the current price.


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grimreapa69420 12/06/10 - 12:14 pm
yeah right..i think we all

yeah right..i think we all know its going up because they want to make money off the people traveling for the holidays

mable8 12/06/10 - 01:09 pm
Just another ploy for

Just another ploy for price-gouging. Sure, in hard times prices go up, but what is more noticeable is that the prices go up during times when people travel (holidays, summer, spring breaks) and then take a downward shift after the fact. As for the taxes, if everyone paid a 10% tax on income, regardless of source and did away with the deduction perks altogether, the government would have so much money, they wouldn't know what to do with it. Yeah, I know, the 10% tax INCLUDES any public stipend (welfare, social security, grants)---but Soros and company big O wouldn't allow this because it would infringe on their plan to take over the USA.

Taylor B
Taylor B 12/06/10 - 03:17 pm
Buy silver... My two

Buy silver... My two, cent and a half, now.

AugustaVoter 12/06/10 - 09:14 pm
Last year the excuse was that

Last year the excuse was that the oil/ gas companies were switching to a "winter" blend. Which supposedly cost more to produce.... I like how the excuses change every year. I agree with grim.

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