Georgia gas prices drop 2 cents after Colonial Pipeline leak repair

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Georgia motorists will get relief at gas pumps as prices will gradually decrease since gas began re-flowing through Colonial Pipeline Line 1 last Wednesday, AAA said on Monday.

The line was partially shut off Sept. 9, tightening gas supplies in six states including Georgia. During the shutdown, the state average for regular unleaded gas climbed 28 cents, AAA reported. Repairs were reportedly completed last Tuesday.

The state average is 2 cents lower since gas was restored to the line. As of Monday, $2.349 was the average price in Georgia, according to AAA.

The average reportedly was $2.356 Saturday and $2.351 Sunday. About a week ago, the average was $2.260, according to AAA.

“The reduction in pump prices are a good sign that supplies are reaching the areas most affected by the outage,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman. “It could take a couple of weeks, but prices should eventually return to levels seen before the leak, then fall in line with other states as they follow a downward trend through the rest of the year.”

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