Thanksgiving travel: Georgia gas prices up about $1.29 from last year

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ATLANTA — Georgia drivers will pay slightly less at the pump this week as they head out for the Thanksgiving holiday. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded dropped by one cent to $3.24, according to AAA.

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However, that is still about four cents higher than last month and $1.29 more than this time last year.

Atlanta drivers are paying about $3.26 per gallon.

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Georgia remains below the national average, which also dropped by a penny to $3.40 a gallon.

Although demand for gas has been dropping, the price has remained high due to oil prices near $80 per barrel, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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AAA recommends using apps to find cheaper gas while traveling and skipping premium gas to save money at the pump.

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