Georgia’s gas prices rose slightly over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists across the state are now paying an average price of $2.24 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s a cent more than last week, 17 cents more than last month, and 14 cents less than at this same time last year.
It now costs $33.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $3.30 less than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman for AAA, asserts, “The higher price of crude is outweighing sustained low gasoline demand and a build in gasoline supply. Georgians can expect gas prices to continue to climb through at least the end of the month.”
Sunday’s national average of $2.39 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was a cent more than last week, 14 cents more than a month ago, and 14 cents less than this time last year.