Georgia’s gas prices continue to decrease, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average of $1.63 per gallon of regular unleaded. That’s four cents less than a week ago, 26 cents less than at this time last month, and $1.09 less than this time last year.

It now costs $24.45 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That’s $16.65 less than what motorists paid in April 2019, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.74 per gallon.

Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, says, “Pump prices have consistently declined for nine weeks as Americans follow stay at home orders and crude prices remain low due to COVID-19. Motorists can expect to see the prices continue to decline in the week ahead.”

Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in Georgia with an average of $1.44 per gallon.

Sunday’s national average of $1.77 per gallon of regular unleaded was four cents less than last week, 39 cents less than last month, and $1.11 less than at the same time last year.