Georgia’s gas prices rose over the week of Christmas, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide paid an average price of $2.08 per gallon of regular unleaded on Sunday. That is four cents more than last week, 12 cents more than last month, and 33 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs $31.20 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is still $9.90 less than what motorists paid in April 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 price of $1.99 a gallon.
Sunday’s national average of $2.25 per gallon of regular unleaded was three cents more than the previous week, 13 cents more than this time last month, and 32 cents less than at this same time last year.
Montrae Waiters, a spokesperson for AAA, indicates, “Filling up is getting more expensive. On the week, nearly 20 states have gas price averages that increased at least three cents. Despite low demand, the pump prices are more expensive because crude oil has seen steady gains.”