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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The temperature outside is dropping but the price at the pump isn't.

So far the New Year is not showing any promise for drivers hoping to fill up for less.

Gas prices are on the rise again.

According to Triple-A the national average for a gallon of regular gas jumped eleven cents from last week. It's now at $2.74.

The Albany average went up ten cents to $2.66, almost a dollar from the same time last year.

One driver we talked to Sunday said it's something we all need, but she's worried about what increasing prices means for the future.

"It worries me when my kids grow up, what they're going to be paying, and are they going to be able to afford to do anything, they'll just be getting gas and doing the bear necessities, you got to have it and have to pay it regardless of the price," said Terry Wood, Driver.

Augusta is paying the state's lowest for a gallon of gas at $2.61, that compares to the more than $3.00 per gallon in Los Angeles California, which has one of the nations highest prices.

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