Georgia’s gas prices increased during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying the average price of $2.04 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s four cents more than a week ago, nine cents more than last month, and 34 cents less than at 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 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, states, “Gas prices have increased this week; however, pump prices will still remain relatively low compared to this time last year.”
Rome remains among the least expensive metro markets across Georgia with an average of $1.97 per gallon.
Sunday’s national average of $2.21 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is five cents more than last week, 10 cents more than a month ago, and 44 cents less than this same time last year.
Positive news about the COVID-19 vaccine is providing a boost to the price of crude, asserts AAA.