Georgia’s gas prices rose by two cents during the past week as Independence Day approaches, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group.

Motorists statewide now pay an average price of $2.91 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s two cents more than a week ago, one cent less than last month, and 93 cents more than this time last year.

It now costs $43.65 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $6.75 more than what motorists paid in January 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.

Garrett Townsend, AAA Public Affairs Director, indicates, “Despite the latest increase in demand, Georgia motorists are not seeing significant pump price jumps due to increasing stock levels, which have significantly built over the last four weeks. Drivers may see higher pump prices, however, as the stocks increase ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend.”

Sunday’s national average of $3.09 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents more than last week, five cents more than last month, and 92 cents more than this time last year.