No Relief in Sight for Rising Gas Prices

The national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.78, the best price today in Peachtree Corners is $3.45.

Gas prices just keep going up and up.

In just 14 days gas prices in Peachtree Corners have jumped 24 cents.

- on Tuesday (Feb. 26) the best price in town is Marathon Oil located on the corner of S. Old Peachtree and Medlock Bridge roads at $3.69.

According to a report in MidlandsConnect.com, "The recent climb in prices has to do with predictions investors are making on Wall Street, among other things," said Michael Fields with the SC Petroleum Marketers Association.

That coupled with the U.S. refinery maintenance that usually peeks this time of the year which reduces the amount of fuel produced, has added to the price increase.

"Motorists are paying more for gas at this time of year than ever before and prices are likely to continue to climb." AAA spokesman Michael Green told USA Today.

If you're looking for the cheapest prices in town, click on the tab at the top of the Peachtree Corners Patch homepage marked "Commute" for a list of the best places to buy gas.

Tip: A combination of factors cause gas prices to rise as the week goes on, so fill up early in the week to get the best price.

The tab also includes our live traffic map to help you locate any traffic delays nearby.

If you find a station selling cheap gas, snap a photo of the sign and upload it here. Click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" link located under the current photo.

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Steve Rausch February 26, 2013 at 10:11 PM
How is it that today I filled up in Anderson, SC for $3.39 gal? By the way, state taxes are HIGHER in SC than GA! Someone in metro Atlanta is getting fat off of all of us buying gas daily. I'd love to see our governor investigate this mystery.


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