Georgia’s gas prices have risen slightly over the past week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists across the state now pay an average of $2.43 per gallon of regular unleaded. That’s two cents more than a week ago, two cents more than last month and three cents more than a year ago.
It currently costs $36.45 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.15 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018, when the price at the pump hit last year’s peak of $2.84 per gallon.
AAA Spokeswoman Montrae Waiters says, “Gas prices have been fluctuating as of late, but are currently cheaper than the national average at this time last year, giving Americans a little more money to spend on travel and motivating millions to take road trips. For the majority of Americans, AAA expects gas prices to be fairly similar to last year’s Thanksgiving holiday, which averaged $2.57.”
Sunday’s national average gas price was $2.59 per gallon of regular unleaded, a cent less than last week and three cents less than last month, but three cents more than at this same time last year.