Gas prices: Does it feel like you’re paying more at the pump? You’re right

ATLANTA — If it feels like filling up your car is more expensive lately, it’s because it is.

Triple A reports that Georgia gas prices are going up, a modest increase from last week.

Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2.58 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 30 cents more than last month, and 37 cents more than this time last year.

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It now costs drivers $38.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $1.80 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.

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“A modest increase at the pump for Georgia motorists this week,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Rising crude prices contributed to the increase this week. As a result, pump prices will likely continue to increase through the end of the month.”

REGIONAL PRICES

Atlanta ($2.58)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.66), Savannah ($2.64), and Brunswick ($2.62)
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.54), Athens ($2.56), and Warner Robins ($2.57)
SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2020 Low2020 HighRecord High
National$2.76$2.76$2.71$2.46$2.39$1.76 (April)$2.59 (January)$4.11 (7/17/2008)
Georgia$2.58$2.58$2.57$2.28$2.21$1.61 (May)$2.46 (January)$4.16 (9/15/2008)

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