Georgia’s gas prices increased slightly over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying the average price of $1.75 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That is two cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than last month, and 84 less than at this same time last year.
It currently costs $26.25 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $14.65 less than what motorists paid in April 2019, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.74 per gallon.
Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in Georgia with an average price of $1.69 a gallon.
Georgians have enjoyed significantly cheaper gas prices over the past couple of months. However, says AAA spokeswoman Montrae Waiters, “Those low prices, as well as crude oil prices, have been pushing more expensive. While motorists will see pump prices continue to increase, AAA does not expect the summer average to be as expensive as last year’s season.”
Sunday’s national average of $1.98 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents higher than last week, 22 cents more than last month, and 84 cents less than this time last year.