Georgia’s gas prices declined slightly over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists now pay an average of $3.24 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s one cent less than last week, four cents more than last month, and $1.29 more than this time last year.
It now costs $48.60 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $11.70 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, asserts, “There are several factors leading to soaring gasoline prices this year, such as high crude oil prices and increased driving demand. AAA predicts 1.5 million Georgians will be hitting the road for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, it appears these high gas prices will hang around through the holiday.”
Sunday’s national average of $3.40 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is a cent less than a week ago, four cents more than last month, and $1.29 more than at this same time last year.