Buzz: Updated Floyd County Schools’ calendar for ’20-’21. Gas prices inch up as Thanksgiving nears. East Drive roadwork on Wednesday.

Buzz: Updated Floyd County Schools’ calendar for ’20-’21. Gas prices inch up as Thanksgiving nears. East Drive roadwork on Wednesday.


Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 3 cents less than last month, and 46 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $29.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.70 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

As of Monday, the local range per AAA was $1.89 a gallon in Floyd Couny to $1.97 a gallon in Bartow County.

“The slight growth in demand has edged Georgia gas price average more expensive,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “However motorists likely will see a decrease at the pump in the coming weeks as some states increase travel restrictions and others roll back reopening processes, due to increased COVID-19 cases across the country, which could impact demand.”

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 1 cent to $2.12. In the new weekly report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.34 million barrels a day to 8.76 million barrels a day. The increase in demand, alongside a drop in total domestic stocks by 2.3 million barrels to 225.4 million barrels, helped the national average to increase this week. However, EIA’s current weekly demand estimate is approximately 560,000 barrels a day lower than last year’s rate at this time. Low demand will likely contribute to pump prices remaining low this autumn.


From Floyd County Public Works: “East Drive will be closed to through traffic near #14 East Drive on Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. to replace a failed cross drain. Please use West Drive as a bypass to avoid the work zone while work is in progress.”


 

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