Georgia’s gas prices have risen during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists across the state are now paying an average price of $2.97 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s four cents more than a week ago, seven cents more than last month, and 96 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $44.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $76.5 more than what motorists paid in January 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, says, “Peak summer driving season is in full swing as Americans hit the road and gas prices are not backing down. Georgians are paying, on average, nearly a dollar more a gallon than last summer to fill up at the pump.”
Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in Georgia at an average of $2.90 per gallon.
Sunday’s national average of $3.16 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents more than last week, nine cents more than last month, and 97 cents more than this time last year.