Gas Prices Falling Across Florida in Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Local gas prices drop another 9.3 cents per gallon

Gas prices in Georgia averaged $2.44 per gallon on Sunday after dropping eight cents during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.

The national average cost for a gallon is up 21 cents over a year ago, but it's down 16 cents from mid-September, GasBuddy reports.

AAA Northeast found in its weekly survey released Monday that the price of self-serve, regular is averaging $2.51 per gallon.

At U.S. pumps, states with the top ten price movements in the last week: MI (+15 cents), OH (+12 cents), in (+10 cents), Georgia (-7 cents), Tennessee (-6 cents), Texas (-6 cents), SC (-6 cents), Florida (-6 cents), New Jersey (-5 cents) and Virginia (-5 cents).

States with the highest average gas prices: California ($3.09), Hawaii ($3.08), Alaska ($3.06), Washington ($2.90), Nevada ($2.81), CT ($2.72), OR ($2.72), NY ($2.67), Pennsylvania ($2.67), and Idaho ($2.66). The national average has decreased 16.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 22.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. Although Georgia gas prices are 30 cents less than a month ago, the state average remains 18 cents higher than this time past year.

The decline has been even larger in this region.

Hurricane Harvey drove the highest gas prices of 2017 so far, AAA says. According to Jenkins, prices are still about 10 cents higher than expected because of residual effects from recent hurricanes. "So motorists should expect another round of discounts this week". Price volatility has been felt across the country, beyond states directly impacted by the storms.

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