Georgia’s gas prices dropped slightly over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists across the state now pay the average price of $3.22 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That is two cents less than last week, three cents less than last month, and $1.26 more than at this same time last year.
It now costs $48.30 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $11.40 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, indicates, “Crude oil prices fell slightly, which points to Georgians seeing some relief at the pumps across the state. The price of oil accounts for about 50 to 60 percent of what consumers pay at the pump, so a lower oil price usually translates into better gasoline prices for drivers.”
Sunday’s national average of $3.39 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is one cent less than a week ago, the same as last month, and $1.27 more than at this same time last year.