Georgia’s gas tax suspension wrapped up

Photo taken by Nyla Kërr and has been altered using Canva.
Photo taken by Nyla Kërr and has been altered using Canva.
Nyla Kërr

After a gas tax suspension that went into effect on Sept. 13, the tax suspension on locomotive motor fuel was extended on Oct. 6 and would end on Nov. 29. Governor Brian Kemp released Executive Orders on Nov. 8 explaining the details of the extension. 

“I have determined the state of emergency created by inflation persists in the State of Georgia, and that it is necessary and appropriate to renew the State of Emergency for inflation for eighteen (18) days,” Kemp said.

This order continued the 31.2-cent drop in prices for regular gas and 35-cent drop in diesel prices until Nov. 29.

The American Automobile Association, uses bar graphs to compare the average regular gas prices in the state of Georgia to the national average. According to their website, the state average was around $2.80 and the national average was around $3.25 a week ago. The current state average is around $3.70 and the current national average is around $3.20. As shown on the bar graphs comparing regular gas prices on the website, prices have now gone back up.

Kemp’s Executive Orders can be viewed here.

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