Buzz: Gas prices drop to their lowest points of 2018; Rome, Gordon County among the lowest in the state. Blood drive today at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Buzz: Gas prices drop to their lowest points of 2018; Rome, Gordon County among the lowest in the state. Blood drive today at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

The average price for gasoline in Georgia is now the lowest of the year. Sunday’s state average of $2.29 per gallon is 6 cents less than the previous 2018-low of $2.35/gallon, set in January, according to AAA. The state average has declined the past 51 consecutive days for a total of 52 cents. During the past week, prices dropped an average of 10 cents. Georgia drivers now pay 6 cents less than this time last year.

Georgia gas prices for the month of November averaged 25 cents per gallon less than in October. Despite falling gas prices, this was the most expensive November at the pump in four years. The monthly average price of $2.50/g was 12 cents more than November 2017, and 34 cents more than November 2016.

Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas price averages

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.52), Brunswick ($2.41), and Savannah ($2.38)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Dalton ($2.16), Rome ($2.17), and Warner Robins ($2.19).

A close look at local prices this morning shows:

  • Floyd: $2.17.
  • Bartow: $2.19.
  • Gordon: $2.11.
  • Polk: $2.35.
  • Chattooga: $2.16.

The average American is now finding the lowest gas prices of the year. The national average price for gasoline was $2.47 per gallon on Sunday. That’s 9 cents less than last week, and 2 cents less than the previous 2018-low which was set back in January.

“Compared to when pump prices peaked in May, Americans are now saving an average of $5-$10 every time they go to the pump,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Plunging oil prices have made gasoline far less expensive to produce. Oil prices sank to 14-month lows, because there’s so much oil in the global market and not enough demand to absorb it. OPEC and Russia hope to change that. They meet on Thursday to discuss a production cut, in hopes of boosting oil prices. A significant cut could have an immediate impact on gas prices, but to what extent will depend on how the oil market responds.”


The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church are sponsoring a Blood Assurance blood drive today, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please stop by the parish hall at 911 Broad St., adjacent to the DLS Financial Center at Turner McCall and Broad Street. There is plenty of free parking available. You can schedule a donation time by clicking here.

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