Georgia’s gas prices were largely unchanged over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide now pay the average price of $2.98 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s the same as last week and last month. This time last year, Georgians paid 99 cents less per gallon at the pump.

It now costs $44.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $7.80 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.

Darnisha Green, spokeswoman for AAA, says, “Georgia motorists didn’t see much change at the pump this week. This may be an indication that typical autumn relief is here as demand and supply are largely in sync. Georgians may continue to see more stable prices at the pump.”

Rome is among the least expensive metro markets in this state at an average of $2.92 a gallon.

Sunday’s national average of $3.20 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is two cents more than last week and last month, as well as $1.02 more than this time last year.