Northeast Floridians driving to southeast Georgia for cheaper gas

With high gas prices, people are doing everything they can to save a dollar here and there.

Action News Jax found gas in southeast Georgia is 30 to 50 cents cheaper per gallon than the pricing in northeast Florida.

“It’s been mind-(boggling) with these prices,” George Mason said.

He drives 15 minutes from Yulee to Camden County to fill up.

“A lot of my friends are doing it just to take advantage of the cheaper prices,” he added.

An AAA map shows that Georgia, along with other states like Texas, has some of the lowest gas price averages in the nation. Georgia’s average right now is $3.71 a gallon, and Florida’s is $4.01. Both are still lower than AAA’s reported national average of $4.07.

In the meantime, Mason plans to continue driving across state lines until gas gets cheaper in Florida.

“I hope something will happen soon so we won’t have to be facing these over-prices,” Mason said.

Keep in mind that gas in Georgia is typically cheaper than it is in Florida because Georgia has a state income tax, and Florida does not.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill to suspend the state’s gas tax to provide relief from high prices, our sister station in Atlanta reported.

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