Georgia’s gas prices decreased during the past week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists are now paying the average price of $2.93 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s three cents less than a week ago, 23 cents more than last month, and $1.21 more than this time last year.
It now costs $43.95 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $7.05 more than what motorists paid in January 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
AAA spokeswoman Montrae Waiters says, “Although the (Colonial) Pipeline is currently operating, some gas stations across Georgia continue to see fuel outages as supply logistics work to return to normal. While pump prices are anticipated to increase due to high demand for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, we don’t expect higher gas prices to deter motorists from hitting the road since many Americans are eager to travel.”
Gas prices could fluctuate in this week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, during which AAA forecasts that 34 million Americans will take road trips.
Sunday’s national average of $3.03 per gallon of regular unleaded is one cent less than a week ago, 15 cents more than last month, and $1.08 more than at this same time last year.