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 $1.99 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s one cent more than last week, one cent less than last month, and 43 cents less than last year.
It now costs $29.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $11.25 less than what motorists paid in April of 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 of $1.92 per gallon.
AAA spokeswoman Montrae Waiters states, “Gasoline stocks hit their lowest level since the pandemic began and demand dipped on the week, down to 8.6 million barrels a day. These decreases typically lead to cheaper pump prices, but this summer we’ve seen atypical gas price trends.”
This week, the market is keeping an eye on tropical storms Marco and Laura, which could have an impact on the price at the pump.
Sunday’s national average of $2.18 was a cent more than last week, the same as last month, and 41 cents less than last year.