Georgia’s gas prices have risen over the past week. According to AAA, The Auto Club Group, motorists statewide now pay an average price of $2.28 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s four cents more than a week ago, 16 cents more than last month, and a cent more than this time last year.

It now costs $34.20 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That’s $2.70 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, indicates, “Rising crude oil prices contribute to higher gas prices this week. An increase in crude utilization and increasing crude prices have and will continue to contribute to higher pump prices for drivers throughout the month.”

Sunday’s national average of $2.46 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was four cents more than last week, 18 cents more than last month, and two cents more than at this same time last year.