Georgia’s gas prices rose again over the past week. According to AAA, The Auto Club Group, motorists statewide now pay an average price of $2.51 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. That’s 18 cents more than last week, 27 cents more than last month, and 21 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $37.65 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is 75 cents more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in Georgia with an average of $2.45 a gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, states, “Abnormally cold temperatures over the last week along the Gulf Coast has contributed to rising gas prices. The situation is fluid and it’s possible to see an increase in Georgia gas prices this coming week.”
Sunday’s national average of $2.63 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is 13 cents more than a week ago, 24 cents more than a month ago, and 17 cents more than this time last year.