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Gas prices are up, but oil remains steady

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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.

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.

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