6:18 am October 19, 2009, by Henry Unger
Oil prices jumped above $79 a barrel to a 2009 high Monday in Asia.
They have been creeping up recently with news of the beginnings of an economic turnaround. But if they start rising too fast, they could affect the pace of the recovery.
In Atlanta, gas prices average about $2.40 a gallon, which is up from about $2.25 a gallon a week ago, according to Atlantagasprices.com. Still, they’re considerably below the $2.76 a gallon of a year ago.
What do you think is driving up the price – our declining dollar or demand? Our government’s piling on more debt or greedy oil companies?
Also, are you starting to look at the pump prices more closely? Doing anything differently?
Or are there more important things to be concerned about right now with unemployment at 10.1 percent in Georgia?
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