Gas prices spiked in Georgia last week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying the average price of $2.69 per gallon of regular unleaded. That is 11 cents more than a week ago, 36 cents more than last month, and 59 cents more than at this same time last year.

It now costs $40.35 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $3.45 more than what motorists paid in January 2020, when pump price hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.

Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, states, “Nearly every state average has climbed by double-digits since February, resulting in 1 in 10 gas stations with pump prices that are $3 a gallon or more. Even though Georgia pump prices are trending upward, we have remained below that threshold.”

Sunday’s national average of $2.85 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is nine cents more than last week, 35 cents more than a month ago and 57 cents more than at this same time last year.