Georgia’s gas prices rose slightly over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average of $2.00 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That is two cents more than a week ago, 23 cents more than last month, and 59 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs $30.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $11.11 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.74 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, asserts, “Modest increase at the pump was a welcome relief for Georgia motorists hitting the road for Independence Day weekend. Pump prices continue to trend lower than what consumers paid a year ago.”
Waiters additionally states, “Gasoline demand appears to be rebounding, but there’s still concern regarding a recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases, which could prevent gas prices from continuing to rebound.”
Sunday’s national average of $2.18 per gallon of regular unleaded was a cent more than last week, 18 cents more than last month, and 75 cents less than at this same time last year.