Georgia’s gas prices continue an upward trend compared to last week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average price of $2.59 per gallon of regular unleaded. That is 17 cents more than this time last week and 15 cents more than this same time last month, but 12 cents less than at this time last year.
It now costs $38.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That’s $3.75 less than what motorists paid last May, when pump prices hit their 2018 peak of $2.84 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, indicates, “A rise in crude oil prices, a result of attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, contributed to the increase at the pump.”
Waiters adds, “The national average has held steady for two days, signaling that gas prices may be stabilizing in the coming week.”
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.66 per gallon; that is 10 cents more than this time last week and six cents more than at this time last month, but 19 cents less than this time last year.