May 12, 2020–6:26 a.m.
After several weeks of declines, Georgia gas prices are going back up.
Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.64 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.
Monday’s state average is 3 cents more than a week ago, 8 cents less than last month, and $1.05 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $24.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $16.50 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.
According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, as some states begin to re-open businesses, those states will likely see demand increase, and pump prices will likely follow suit.
Gas price fluctuation will continue across the country in the coming weeks, especially as more states re-open and motorists begin driving more.
Local averages on Monday were $1.53 in Floyd County, $1.61 in Bartow County, $1.58 in Gordon and Chattooga Counties, and $1.65 in Polk County.