Georgians now feeling some relief at the pump after gas tax suspension

A sign displays fuel prices at a gas station in Arlington, Va., on March 16. President Biden announced on Thursday the country's largest-ever release from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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Georgians are feeling a little bit of relief after Governor Brian Kemp signed a law suspending Georgia’s motor fuel tax through the end of May.

According to AAA, Georgia’s average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.81.  Meanwhile, the national average is $4.12.

Recently, President Joe Biden expressed that skyrocketing gas prices are due to the current war in Ukraine and announced the release of oil from certain reserves to drive down gasoline costs.

On Friday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Frank Macchiarola, American Petroleum Institute’s senior vice president of Policy, Economics, and Regulatory Affairs, discusses the current state of gas prices.