Georgia’s gas prices remained steady over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide continue to pay an average price of $2.97 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s the same as last week and last month, but 98 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $44.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $7.65 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in Georgia with an average of $2.90 a gallon.
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, states, “Georgia statewide pump price averages have managed to remain stable for the past few weeks. The impact of both hurricanes and latest increases in crude prices may spell fluctuation at the pump for motorists later this month.”
Sunday’s national average of $3.19 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents more than last week, two cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than this time last year. The latest national average price tied the peaks in early August and matched a seven year high. Much of this increase is due to impacts from Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas on oil and refinery production.