July 7, 2020–6:19 a.m.
Georgia gas prices increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago.
Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.
Monday’s state average is only 2 cents more than a week ago, 23 cents more than last month, and 59 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $30.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.11 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, pump prices continue to trend lower than what consumers paid a year ago. Gasoline demand appears to be rebounding, but there is still concern regarding recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases, which could prevent gas prices from continuing to rebound.
Local averages on Monday were $1.94 in Floyd County and Bartow County, $1.97 in Gordon County and Chattooga County, and $1.96 in Polk County.