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Could Atlanta Gas Prices Fall Below $2 By Summer?

Gas prices are falling in Metro Atlanta and are expected to continue to do so over the next few weeks.
Gas prices are falling in Metro Atlanta and are expected to continue to do so over the next few weeks.
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The cost of filling up your car with gas is going down in Metro Atlanta.

That trend is expected to continue as we head toward the summer driving season.

Right now, AAA reports gas prices here have been falling about half-a-cent to one-cent per day.

“So if that trend continues, we’re likely to be about $2 a gallon or less by the summer time,” AAA spokesman Garrett Townsend said.

Falling crude oil prices are a main factor for the drop, but there are other factors as well, Townsend said.

“There are record-high refinery operations and the demand levels were weaker than expected,” he said.

The state-wide average for a gallon is $2.22, about $.13 below the national average.