Pricey Gas? Must be a Holiday coming... - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Pricey Gas? Must be a Holiday coming...

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>

December 19, 2006

Albany -- Once again, we're paying more for gas during a holiday travel period.  

The national average is up about a dime over last Christmas.   According to AAA,  Tuesday's national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.30.

The average retail gasoline price peaked at $3.05 a gallon in September 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They remained high all year and surpassed three dollars again this summer.  

"It's pretty good here, $2.18," said Bill Oliver of Tampa, Florida. "We got as high as $3.22 a gallon in Florida last year."  

Prices fell in late summer and early fall, but started rising again a month or so ago.

The average gas price in Georgia right now is $2.20 per gallon.    

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=Gas$/DH