Georgia’s gas prices have risen during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide now pay an average price of $2.04 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That is five cents more than a week ago, five cents more than last month, and 36 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs $30.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $10.50 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.74.
Montrae Waiters, a spokeswoman for AAA, asserts, “Pump prices increased due to anticipation of the disruption to operations at refineries and gasoline distribution along Hurricane Laura’s path.”
Rome was among the least expensive metro markets across Georgia with an average of $1.99 per gallon.
Sunday’s national average of $2.23 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was five cents more than last week, four cents more than last month, and 55 cents less than this time last year.