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Lower gas prices for Thanksgiving

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 29, 2022 - 12:11 PM

Lower gas prices for Thanksgiving

MetroCreative Connection

Gas prices in Coweta County and in Georgia have been on a roller coaster ride, going up while the national average has gone down in the last week.

The average price of regular unleaded across the country, including in Georgia and Coweta County, continues to drop, providing motorists with relief during the holiday season.

The average price of regular unleaded in Coweta County on Monday was $3.072, according to data from AAA’s gas price tracker. That price is down from last week’s average of $3.160.

Coweta’s average is higher than the metro-Atlanta average of $3.071, which too is down from $3.132 a week ago.

The state average of regular unleaded, meanwhile, is down to $3.037 from $3.106 a week ago and down from $3.043 on Sunday. The lowest average in the state is being registered in Schley County in south-central Georgia at $2.784 per gallon.

On average, it costs a motorist in Coweta County $46.08 to fill a 15-gallon tank with regular unleaded fuel, down from $47.93 a week ago.

A motorist in Georgia, on average, would have paid $45.55 for a 15-gallon tank on Monday, down from $45.65 on Sunday and down from $46.59 a week ago.

One month ago, with state average prices at $3.172, it would have cost a motorist $47. to fill up their 15-gallon tank.

The price of gasoline is continuing to drop nationally, which provided relief for motorists during the Thanksgiving holiday as people traveled to see their family. The national average for regular unleaded went down from $3.662 last week to $3.546 on Monday, according to AAA’s gas price tracker.

The price of West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. indicator of crude oil prices, has continued a slide that started in early November, with prices now around $75 per barrel on Monday morning.