TAMPA, Fla. — Motorists are beginning to find gasoline selling less than $3 a gallon at filling stations in the southeastern United States. The average price in Tennessee is $3 a gallon. However, the state averages remain well above $3 in Florida and Georgia.
“Gas prices declined dramatically last week and more discounts are on the way,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. “It will soon be increasingly common for motorists to find gasoline cheaper than $3 a gallon. Demand is low and domestic oil supplies are high, putting downward pressure on the price of both oil and gasoline. State averages in Florida and Georgia could be flirting with the $3-mark by Thanksgiving.”
It is now easy to locate stations selling the cheapest gas in town by using AAA’s new “Fuel Price Finder” at AAA.com/Gas. Users can search prices at filling stations in all 50 states. The results are sorted by price and displayed on a map with the location of each station.
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.21, 9 cents cheaper than last week. Florida’s average price of $3.24 is 7 cents less than last week. Georgia’s average of $3.19 is 10 cents cheaper than last week. Tennessee’s average price of $3.00 a gallon is 9 cents less than last week.
Locally in Cedartown, regular unleaded is being sold at $3.09 a gallon at the Walmart and Kroger stores. Nearby in Alabama, several gas stations are selling regular unleaded for about $2.96 a gallon. The same can be said just across the Tennessee line.