Georgia’s gas prices decreased during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide now pay an average price of $3.14 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s four cents less than a week ago, 12 cents less than last month, and $1.14 more than this time last year.

It now costs $47.10 to fill up a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that’s $10.20 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit last year’s peak of $2.46 per gallon.

Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, acknowledges that, “Lower oil prices continue to bring down prices at the pump.”

Waiters also states, “When the Omicron variant emerged in late November, health experts concluded that the variant did not seem to produce more severe cases than other variants. Markets have taken that to mean global energy demand will likely not be diminished. Unfortunately, we still can’t predict if the Omicron variant will continue to push oil and gas prices lower for the rest of the month.”

Sunday’s national average of $3.32 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is three cents less than a week ago, nine cents less than a month ago, and $1.16 more than at this same time last year.