Gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 6.1¢ per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.206 per gallon in Coweta County as of Tuesday.
Georgia’s averaging $2.21 per gallon Tuesday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 stations in Georgia.
The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.38/g Tuesday. The national average is up 14.5 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 27.4 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Georgia is the 13th least expensive state in America for gasoline, according to GasBuddy.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Atlanta is priced at $1.86/g today while the most expensive is $2.94/g, a difference of $1.08/g. The lowest price in the state today is $1.89/g while the highest is $2.59/g, a difference of 70.0 cents per gallon.
With oil's meteoric rally persisting, motorists continue to face advancing gas prices, according to Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
With a barrel of crude oil now at its highest level in nearly a year, De Haan says there's nowhere for gas prices to go but up.
"In a normal year, this is the time we tend to see gas prices struggle, and according to Pay with GasBuddy data, gasoline demand is indeed seeing seasonal struggles, but that has not tempered the appetite of the market as many remain bullish over the continued rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine,” De Haan said. “How long we may be on this road relies on continued reduction in new COVID cases, but we may for the coming weeks gas prices continuing their climb."
Average gasoline prices on Jan. 18 in Georgia ranged widely over the last five years: $2.38 per gallon in 2020, $2.06 per gallon in 2019, $2.42 per gallon in 2018, $2.23 per gallon in 2017, and $1.79 per gallon in 2016.