Gas prices are up, but oil remains steady - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Gas prices are up, but oil remains steady

Posted: Updated:
The sign at the BP station on Highway 82 in Lee County.  Gas prices went up three cents Thursday. The sign at the BP station on Highway 82 in Lee County. Gas prices went up three cents Thursday.
A motorist pumps gas into his car at the BP in Lee County on Thursday.  Gas is up about five cents in the last week. A motorist pumps gas into his car at the BP in Lee County on Thursday. Gas is up about five cents in the last week.
Traffic moves on Highway 82 in Lee County.  Frequent travelers say that volume is about the same, but the types of vehicles have changed with people going more compact. Traffic moves on Highway 82 in Lee County. Frequent travelers say that volume is about the same, but the types of vehicles have changed with people going more compact.
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Campaign to help adults go back to college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:55:40 GMT
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>
    Georgia officials are teaming up with the state's universities and technical colleges to get adults back in School. The campaign will help returning students with scheduling and course selection.More >>
  • Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Missing man with Alzheimer's Disease Found

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:34:46 GMT
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
    Authorities in Berrien County are searching for a man with Alzheimer's Disease that has gone missing.They say John Bethea was last seen heading south on White Pond Road in Nashville at 11 a.m.More >>
  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>

One of the things that has affected the traffic - and the sales - at roadside stands like Mark's Melon Patch is the cost of gas.

AAA says that regular unleaded gas in Georgia is up three cents from yesterday and about five cents per gallon from last week. And this is despite the price of oil remaining steady over the past week. Travelers that we talked to today say that they don't necessarily see a difference in the volume of traffic, but that something else has changed.

Yusef Flornoy of Atlanta travels often on business.  He said, "the cars that people try to drive particularly is not SUVs, just notice a decrease in the bigger cars."

If you're looking for some good news, the price of gas is down 11 cents compared to what it was last month.

Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.   Feedback