Gas prices on the rise

Gas prices are on the rise / Claudia Coco WGXA

MACON, Ga -- Gas prices in Georgia are on the rise. Prices went up five cents a gallon this past week and they don't show any signs of going down any time soon.

According to oil companies, they are starting to reach into their excess crude oil stores and that is what is driving the price of gasoline up.

Overall, Middle Georgia is one of the cheapest places to buy gas at $2.02 compared to Atlanta's $2.23.

One commuter, Paul Williams, said that this is just how gas prices work. He grew up when gas was only 24 cents a gallon.

"It's the cost of being in this world. Everything has to go up, gas is one of those things that you gotta have, and you know we're a going community. So we go wherever we wanna go," he said.

Rickey Colbert, another commuter, said he takes into account the gas prices before he decides what car he drives for the day.

"I drive my smaller car--the Malibu 2012--majority of the time," he said. "I don't even drive the SUV because it use more gasoline."

Save at the pump by checking the gas prices in your area and by driving just a couple of miles down the road. It can make a big difference on your wallet.

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