Published: Tue, October 24, 2017
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Local gas prices drop 8.6 cents last week

Local gas prices drop 8.6 cents last week

In Georgia, the average price per gallon is $2.36, down 4.2 cents from last week.

According to GasBuddy, the average price for gas in Columbia has fallen 7 cents per gallon over the last week. That's 12 cents more than the national average- $2.46 -and 34 cents higher that the average state price a year ago at this time.

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The average price dipped just three cents a gallon in South Florida and remained well above the state average in Broward County [$2.53], Miami-Dade County [$2.59], and Palm Beach County [$2.58], AAA said.

Terry Richards is senior reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times. Redman says expect gas prices to decline towards that figure as the weeks go by.

The least expensive gas price averages in Florida on Monday were in Tampa-St.

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Still, it's a delta of about 20 cents - the national average was $2.46 Monday - from pre and post-Harvey, which hampered production in one of the major fuel refining regions of the nation in August.

The price of gasoline hasn't changed much in northern New England.

"Despite recent declines, the residual impact of last month's hurricanes linger", said Jeanette Casselano, AAA director of public relations.

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