Georgia’s gas prices decreased during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide now pay the average price of $3.18 for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that is four cents less than last week, seven cents less than a month ago, and $1.18 more than at this same time last year.
It now costs $47.70 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $10.80 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, “Georgians caught a slight break at the pump for the past few weeks, but are unsure how long this trend will last. Unfortunately, we don’t know if concerns of the COVID-19 Omicron variant will continue to push oil and gas prices lower for the rest of the month.”
Sunday’s national average of $3.35 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is four cents less than a week ago, seven cents less than a month ago, and $1.19 more than at this same time last year.