Gas falls 8.7 cents in past week

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Gas prices fell by 8.7 cents in the Cov­ing­ton area last week, and, ac­cord­ing to At­lantaGasPrices.com, prices in Cov­ing­ton range from $3.69 per gal­lon to $3.79 per gal­lon.

At­lanta’s prices are 32 cents per gal­lon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.1 cents higher than a month ago.

Na­tion­ally, prices ac­tu­ally in­creased by 2.3 cents per gal­lon to $3.86 per gal­lon. The na­tional av­er­age has in­creased 15.8 cents per gal­lon dur­ing the last month, but stands 24.9 cents per gal­lon lower than this day one year ago, ac­cord­ing to GasBuddy. com.

“If Amer­i­cans were pay­ing prices that we saw in late fall 2008 when prices dropped un­der $2/gal, they’d be sav­ing more than $20$35 per fill up, which, on a yearly ba­sis would add up to more than $1,000 in sav­ings yearly,” said Gasbuddy.com se­nior pe­tro­leum an­a­lyst Patrick DeHann. “Gasoline prices are expected to fall from their cur­rent lev­els, but it may be late-Septem­ber or early-Oc­to­ber be­fore no­table re­lief is felt.”

To find a list of the cheap­est sta­tions in town, visit Cov­News.com and click on the “Gas Prices” tab on the top menu bar.

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