Georgia’s gas prices held steady over the past week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide now pay an average of $2.96 per gallon of regular unleaded. That’s the same as last week, five cents more than a month ago, and 97 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $44.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $7.50 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, says, “While it is typical to see gas prices increase during the summer months, Georgia pump prices continue to trend under $3 per gallon.”
Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in the Peach State with an average of $2.90 a gallon.
Sunday’s national average of $3.17 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents more than last week, five cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than at this time last year.