Georgia’s gas prices increased during the past week amid rising crude oil and gasoline futures prices. Motorists statewide now pay an average of $2.99 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That is two cents more than a week ago, four cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than last year.
It now costs $44.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $7.95 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Montrae Waiters, a spokeswoman for AAA, attests, “Georgia motorists saw a slight jump at the pump. Demand will continue to see some declines in the weeks ahead as drivers traditionally take fewer road trips in the fall; however, high crude prices (above $70 per barrel) will likely contribute to gas prices remaining elevated this season.”
Sunday’s national average of $3.18 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is one cent less than last week, four cents more than last month, and one dollar more than this time last year.