February 8, 2021–8:30 p.m.
Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago.
Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.28 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 16 cents more than last month, and 1 cent more than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $34.20 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $2.70 less than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Rising crude oil prices contributed to higher gas prices this week.
An increase in crude utilization and increasing crude prices have and will continue to contribute to higher pump prices for drivers throughout the month.
Local averages on Monday, according to AAA, were $2.25 in Floyd County; $2.28 in Bartow, Polk, and Gordon Counties; and $2.19 in Chattooga County.