Georgia’s gas prices have risen during the past week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average price of $1.79 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. That’s four cents more than a week ago, 17 cents more than at this time last month, and 75 cents less than at this same time last year.
It currently costs motorists $26.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $14.25 less than what motorists paid in April 2019, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.74 per gallon.
According to AAA spokeswoman Montrae Waiters, “All South and Southeast states saw pump prices increase. The good news is that gas continues to be fairly cheap. Georgians can fill up for $2/gallon or less at gas stations across the state.”
Rome is among those least expensive metro markets in Georgia with prices averaging $1.74 a gallon.
Sunday’s national average was $2.02 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s five cents more than a week ago, 21 cents more than a month ago, and 75 cents less than this time last year.