Tuesday, February 12, 2013
During the past two weeks the cost for a gallon of gas has risen 25 cents, the biggest jump in almost a year.
No, it's not your imagination - gas prices are going up. In just the past 26 days the cost at the pumps has steadily increased. And in the past two weeks the cost of a gallon of gas has jumped 25 cents. The average price of a gallon of gas is now $3.59 nationally. In Peachtree Corners the price is averaging around $3.45 according to GasBuddy.com and $3.55.6 in metro Atlanta. What's driving the prices up? The increased cost of crude oil, oil refinery shutdowns and speculation say the experts. The cost is not expected to drop until spring. “This is a very early rise,” says Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service. “January has tended to be a quiet month through the years, but the rally really began in earnest around …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Economists say some of the contributing factors to California's recent spike in fuel costs could happen in other areas of the country? Should the government intervene to help bring gas prices down nationwide?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Californians are in shock at the recent spike in fuel prices, with many pumps already registering over $5 and even $6 a gallon. While most of us in the rest of the country breath a sigh of relief that we don’t live there right now, economists are warning that it might not be a good idea to get too complacent. According to a story in MSN Money, the scenario that set up California for its current gas woes is one that could happen anywhere in the US. Some of the reasons cited are an Aug. 6 fire at Chevron, a power failure in Southern California and a Chevron pipeline that was shut down. According to MSN Money, these are all things that could have a similar impact on the fuel cost anywhere in the U.S. should the same thing happen. One of the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hurricane Isaac is being blamed on the recent increase at the pumps, but how high will gas prices rise?
Drivers in Peachtree Corners were feeling the pain at the pump on Wednesday afternoon. The cost of a gallon of gas has been steadily inching its up over the summer. Prices at the Peachtree Corners QT on Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Corners Parkway at 2 p.m. were edging up to the $4 mark for a gallon of regular gas. According to a report on WPXI.com, a news station in Pittsburgh, "Gasoline prices have risen in recent weeks because of the higher oil prices and refinery problems in the Midwest and West Coast. At $3.75, the national average is at its highest level since May 9 and it is up about 42 cents from the low reached on July 2." In July 31, the average gas price in Atlanta metro area was $3.52 - as of Aug. 29, 2012, the cost has …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It's not an illusion - we're paying more for gas than just a month ago.
As if you didn't already know, gas prices are on the rise again. According to an NPR report we're paying 30 cents more per gallon then this time last month. What's the reason? Two oil-refinery blazes in two U.S. cities are to blame. The fires have interrupted production - and the drought which is to blame for the higher cost to produce corn-based ethanol. Gas price comparison - then and now: Historically gas prices begin to fall after Labor Day - so that means in about three weeks hopefully, we'll see the cost of a gallon of gas slowly begin to drop. To find the best places to buy gas in Peachtree Corners use our "Commute" tab at the top of the Peachtree Corners Patch homepage to find the lowest priced gas in the area. The information is …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Will you change your driving habits if gas prices hit the four buck mark?
Prices have surged past the $100 a barrel mark again and "Business Insider" reports that "some oil analysts predict $4.50 a gallon or more by Memorial Day on the West Coast and major cities across the United States such as Chicago, New York and Atlanta." There are several factors affecting gasoline prices, since the Great Recession Americans have been driving less due to unemployment or fear of losing their jobs. And those Americans still willing to spend their hard-earned dollars are sliding into the seat in front of their computers rather than sliding behind the wheel of their car, reports "The Wall Street Journal," as e-commerce figures shows a 16 percent increase in onlines sales in the fourth quarter of 2011. But in February 2010, we …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Peachtree Corners Patch readers, did you know you can get up-to-the-minute info about the accidents and traffic in the area, as well as find the cheapest place to fill your tank, all on our Traffic & Gas tab. That's right, click on the words Traffic & Gas just next to our House & Home section and you'll see a traffic map. Green areas have regularly flowing traffic, yellow areas are stop-and-go and red areas, well, you get the picture. The triangle icons will tell you about road work or accidents, including the estimated time when the traffic will clear. Scroll down further and you'll see prices for the cheapest gas in the area, also updated by-the-minute. Why? Because we're all about making your life easier.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Gas prices are dropping.
Good news Peachtree Corners and Berkely Lake! Gas prices are still dropping, the lowest price this week being eight cents less a gallon then last week's best price, as of midnight, Monday morning. You can get your best price per gallon at these stations: 1. $3.24 - QuikTrip, 3225 Peachtree Corners Circle 2. $3.24 - RaceTrac, 5700 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 3. $3.24 - QuikTrip, 5255 Peachtree Parkway 4. $3.28 - Exxon, 4590 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 5. $3.29 - Citgo, 4600 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 6. $3.29 - Chevron, 6399 Spalding Drive And the two gas stations with the highest price for regular unleaded fuel per gallon are: 1. $3.39 - Shell, 6405 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 2. $3.39 - Chevron, 6141 Peachtree Parkway (Source…
Monday, September 19, 2011
The cost of a gallon of gas is dropping, that's good news for Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake drivers.
Last week Exxon had the lowest gas price in town for regular unleaded fuel at $3.41 a gallon. Exxon is still in the top five for lowest gas prices, but this week the lowest price for gas in Peachtree Corners (as of 12:10 a.m. Monday) is nine cents lower. Even the highest gas price this week is a whole 23 cents lower then last week's highest price. This week, you can find the lowest gas prices at: 1. $3.32 - QuikTrip, 3229 Peachtree Corners Circle 2. $3.37 - Citgo, 4600 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 3. $3.37 - QuikTrip, 5255 Peachtree Parkway 4. $3.38 - RaceTrac, 5700 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 5. $3.39 - Exxon, 4590 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 6. $3.39 - Chevron, 6399 Spalding Drive The gas stations with the highest gas prices this…
Monday, September 12, 2011
Check out this list of locations for cheap gas in Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake.
The national gas price average as of midnight Monday was at $3.655 a gallon for regular unleaded fuel, with the Georgia average lower at $3.547 a gallon. Did you know that The U.S. consumes about 21 million barrels of petroleum a day. (Source: howstuffworks.com) The gas stations with the lowest prices in the area this week are: $3.41 - Exxon, 4590 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard $3.43 - QuikTrip, 3229 Peachtree Corners Circle $3.43 - RaceTrac, 5700 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard $3.55 - Chevron, 6399 Spalding Drive $3.55 - Chevron, 5345 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard And the gas station with the highest priced gas this week is: $3.69 - Shell, 6405 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard (Sources: fuelgaugereport.aaa.com/ and gasbuddy.com)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Your weekly report for the best prices in Peachtree Corners and Berkeley Lake for gas.
The national average for regular unleaded gas is at $3.66 a gallon, with Georgia's average 9 cents lower at $3.57 a gallon. As of Tuesday morning at 9:00 am, the lowest prices for gas are at these Peachtree Corners stations: 1. $3.49 - QuikTrip, 3229 Peachtree Corners Circle 2. $3.49 - RaceTrac, 5700 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 3. $3.49 - QuikTrip, 5255 Peachtree Parkway 4. $3.49 - Exxon, 4590 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 5. $3.53 - Citgo, 4600 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard The gas stations with the highest gas prices are: 1. $3.69 - Shell, 6405 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard 2. $3.69 - Chevron, 6141 Peachtree Parkway Sources: gasbuddy.com and fuelgaugereport.aaa.com