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Need gas? You’ll pay less than last month, but more than last year

Gas prices are down across the country and Macon is seeing a drop of 26.5 cents over the past month with an average of 2.29 a gallon as of Sunday.
Gas prices are down across the country and Macon is seeing a drop of 26.5 cents over the past month with an average of 2.29 a gallon as of Sunday. Telegraph file photo

Gas prices dropped for the sixth straight week across the country, which is the longest decline since last summer.

GasBuddy reports that retail gasoline in Macon averaged $2.29 per gallon Sunday, which is 26.5 cents per gallon lower than last month, but it’s still 16.3 cents higher than Oct. 22, 2016.

The national average dropped 12 cents per gallon the last four weeks, but it is still 22.2 cents per gallon higher than last year.

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

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, believes the national average might continue to decline for the next few weeks.

“Perhaps even more wild is that the national average has now remained under $3 for nearly three years, or 1,087 days, as the days of cheap oil have continued,” DeHaan said in a release.

Gas inventories are continuing to increase after Hurricane Harvey.

Liz Fabian: 478-744-4303, @liz_lines

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