Gas prices continue to tumble

The average cost of regular, unleaded in Hall County declined another seven cents over the past seven days. It now sits at $2.90 a gallon. Meanwhile, the average price statewide is down six-cents-a-gallon compared to a week ago and is now $3.01. The national average is $3.55, eight cents cheaper than last Monday. Click here to see the average in every county in Georgia. AAA Gas Prices

Despite global tensions causing ripples through the oil market, the national average for a gallon of gas maintained its autumnal dip, falling eight cents since last week to $3.56. Pump prices have lost 32 cents since their 2023 peak of $3.88 a month ago. This means drivers are saving about $5 every time they fuel up.

“While gas prices are falling about a penny a day, that feels like a glacial pace,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “The oil market is watching to see if the war between Israel and Hamas widens, so the price is stuck at a rather elevated price in the mid-$80s per barrel. This, in turn, is slowing the decline in gas prices.”