Metro Albany gas price increase takes a pause

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According to surveyor GasBuddy.com, the price of a gallon of gas in Georgia dropped 1.3 cents a gallon over the week, coming in Monday at $2.69 a gallon.

Delaware's and Pennsylvania's prices were also unchanged, at $2.76 and $3.02 respectively, while South Jersey's average went down a penny to $2.83. "Even with gasoline demand remaining flat during the past two weeks, the national gas average increased five cents in the past two weeks with other factors driving prices, including the switchover to summer blend, geopolitical events, global supply and USA production".

Despite increasing throughout April, gas prices in Florida are holding steady and are under the national average.

On the national scene, the survey found the current national average to be $2.81, the same as last week.

Michigan's lowest average price was about $2.78 per gallon in the Marquette area.

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$2.01/g in 2017, $1.93/g in 2016, $2.38/g in 2015, $3.39/g in 2014 and $3.37/g in 2013.

Of the nine states over $3 a gallon, only Pennsylvania is located on the East Coast, but the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Connecticut and NY are close behind.

Hartford- $2.92/g, up 2.6 cents per gallon from last week's $2.90/g.

According to GasBuddy, states where prices moved most last week were: MI (down 12 cents); OH and IN (down six cents); Kentucky (down four cents); South Dakota, Wisconsin and Arizona (up three cents); and Idaho, Illinois and OR (up two cents). "However, all bets are off right now, pending the president's decision on the Iranian nuclear deal". With summer gasoline now phased in and reaching motorists gas tanks across the country, it is no longer an active issue pushing prices up. The national average has increased 14.5 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 46.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

States with the lowest average gasoline prices: Oklahoma ($2.51), Arkansas ($2.52), Missouri ($2.52), Louisiana ($2.53), MS ($2.53), SC ($2.54), Alabama ($2.56), Kansas ($2.57), Texas ($2.58) and Tennessee ($2.59). About GasBuddy GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 75 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on gasoline.

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