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 $2.74 per gallon of regular unleaded. That is five cents more than a week ago, 23 cents more than last month, and 77 cents more than at this same time last year.
It now costs $41.10 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $4.20 more 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, “Georgia motorists saw a slight jump at the pump. Even though gas prices continue to trend upward, the jumps are likely not to be so substantial by April.”
Rome was among the least expensive metro markets across the state with an average of $2.70 a gallon.
Sunday’s national average of $2.88 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is three cents more than last week, 25 cents more than last month, and 73 cents more than this time last year.
Rising crude prices, tightening gas supplies, and an uptick in gas demand all continue to drive the jump at the gas pump, reports AAA.