Georgia’s gas prices dropped slightly over the past week. According to AAA, The Auto Club Group, motorists statewide are now paying the average price of $2.72 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that is two cents less than a week ago, 15 cents more than last month, and 86 cents more than at this same time last year.
It now costs $40.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $3.90 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, spokesperson for AAA, says, “A dip in demand along with a simultaneous increase in supply and refinery utilization has contributed to slower movement in gas price increases.”
Waiters adds that Georgians may see slight fluctuation at the pump during the week ahead. However, no large jumps are anticipated.
Sunday’s national average of $2.86 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents less than a week ago, 15 cents more than last month, and 83 cents more than this time last year.