Metro Atlanta Gas Shortage: What You Need To Know

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(AJC) If battling traffic was not enough of a headache, drivers across metro Atlanta began the work week with a new problem: gas shortages following an Alabama pipeline leak.

How can I find gas in metro Atlanta without driving from station to station?

GasBuddy tracks information such as gas prices. Google and MapQuest offer similar services.

All three apps are available for download in the Apple app store and on Google Play.

If those don’t work, try the old fashioned way: calling nearby gas stations directly.

Have gas prices been affected?

Yes, the average price per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline in Georgia is $2.32, up from about $2.26 Sunday, according to AAA.

The average price in Georgia was about $2.10 about a week ago, AAA said.

Gas prices could continue to jump Monday.

Should I be concerned?

No need to panic, an expert told Channel 2 Action News.

“The analysts that we’ve spoken to really say there’s enough gas supply available,” AAA spokesman Garrett Townsend said. “However, it’s tightened up a little bit, so it’s gonna take a little longer for those trucks getting to the stations, filling back up and that gasoline being available for motorists.

“This is really what we hope is just a blip in a radar and those prices will continue to retreat through the fall, which is normally what they do.”

Is there anywhere I can still find cheap gas?

Your nearest Costco or Sam’s Club are often where gas prices will be cheapest.

Other options for regular unleaded gas:

In southwest Atlanta, gas was $2.24 at the Citgo at 655 Cleveland Ave.

In northeast Atlanta, gas was $2.39 at the QuickTrip at 2375 North Druid Hills Road.

In College Park, the cash-only price of regular gas was $2.19 a gallon at the Valero at 3293 Main St.

In Alpharetta, gas was $2.39 a gallon at the Kroger gas station at 12460 Crapapple Road.

In East Point, gas was $2.29 at the Shell at 890 Cleveland Ave.

In Duluth, the cash-only gas price was $2.36 at Murphy USA at 2625 Pleasant Hill Road.

(Prices as of 11 a.m. Monday, according to GasBuddy.)

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