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Georgia gas prices are up by a quarter a gallon

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023–10:25 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Georgia gas prices have risen 25 cents from last week.

Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.06 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.

Motorists are paying 24 cents more than a month ago and 5 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $45.90 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Although gas prices increased this week, drivers are paying 75 cents less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Gas prices continue to rise across the U.S., but for the past 10 months Georgians were paying under $3.00 a gallon for gas due to suspension of the state’s gas tax,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Now that the gas tax has been reinstated, pump prices have increased. Unfortunately, we can’t predict how high gas prices will rise, however, we are 24 cents less than the national average which sits at $3.30.”

Local averages on Monday morning were $2.99 in Floyd County, $3.02 in Bartow County, and $3.03 in Gordon County, Chattooga County, and Polk Counties.