AAA: Georgia pump prices increase seven cents

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From AAA Services

Georgia gas prices have increased at the pump compared to a week ago.

Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.73 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is the average in Coweta County as of yesterday. Monday’s state average is 7 cents more than a week ago, 9 cents more than last month, and 89 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $25.95 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $15.15 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“Georgia pump prices are experiencing a spike as more Georgians choose to travel during the holiday weekend,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The boost in demand continues to push pump prices up around the country, as states re-open businesses.”

The most expensive Georgia metro markets are Brunswick ($1.86/gallon), Savannah ($1.81) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($1.80). The least expensive Georgia metro markets are Athens ($1.62), Atlanta ($1.69) and Rome ($1.70).

Locally, several stations in Coweta County had gas prices on Tuesday listed below $1.60 per gallon including Sam’s Clulb, Costco and BJ’s.

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 9 cents to $1.96 in the past week. Pump prices have increased across the country as gas demand has trickled higher, more states reopen businesses and crude prices have increased. Despite the increases, the last time the national average was less than $2/gallon heading into a Memorial Day Weekend was in 2003.

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