Georgia gas prices rising

 

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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