Lower gas prices make road trips easier

ATLANTA — Good news road trippers. Falling gas prices are making it easier to take weekend jaunts.

Last month, gas prices nationwide dropped $1.16 per gallon and by $1.60 per gallon in Georgia, according to AAA. The decline in gas prices is expected to continue, making it a little less expensive to take a road trip.

“Once again, the Federal Government has reported supply and demand numbers favorable to consumers; gasoline supply is up and consumer demand is weak,” Gregg Laskoski, managing director of public relations for AAA Auto Club South said in a recent news release. “In the weeks ahead, we still expect retail gasoline prices to move lower, but the rate at which prices fall should slow down.”

Officials say the decline is the result of weak demand combined with the fact that OPEC has not cut oil production as promised. Nationally, gas prices are about $1 less per gallon than a year ago, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

In Atlanta, a gallon of gas now averages $1.921. That’s below the national average of $2.068 per gallon, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

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