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Higher pump prices, keep some close to home Labor Day

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Gas prices this Labor Day weekend are about 20 cents higher than last year, keeping some closer to home for the holiday.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Albany this weekend was $2.51. That's dropped nearly 10 cents from a month ago, but it was still high enough to keep some from traveling during the extended holiday weekend.

"We'll typically go, either we'll go out to Florida to see his family or out toward Atlanta way to see some of mine, said Markia Lee, a motorists who didn't leave Albany for Labor Day.

"An average sized car like this here, you're talking about $40.00 to $50.00 to get gas," said Kirk Smith another motorist.

According to AAA, while motorists won't see much of a decline in prices over the next week, they could see more significant declines the following week. Consumer demand typically drops after Labor Day and the change from summer blend to the winter blend usually brings savings.


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