Georgia’s gas prices rose slightly during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying the average price of $1.96 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That is four cents more than a week ago, three cents less than last month, and 46 cents less than at this time last year.
It now costs $29.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $11.70 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, states, “The slight growth in demand has edged the Georgia gas price average more expensive.”
However, she asserts, “Motorists likely will see a decrease at the pump in the coming weeks as some states increase travel restrictions and others roll back reopening processes due to increased COVID-19 cases across the country, which could impact demand.”
Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in Georgia with an average of $1.88 per gallon of regular unleaded.
Sunday’s national average of $2.12 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is one cent more than a week ago, five cents less than a month ago, and 48 cents less than at this time last year.