Buzz: Northwest Georgia gas prices mixed this week. Floyd holds steady; Bartow, Polk up 3 cents a gallon.

Buzz: Northwest Georgia gas prices mixed this week. Floyd holds steady; Bartow, Polk up 3 cents a gallon.

Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.01 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 10 cents more than last month, and 65 cents less than this time last year.

In Northwest Georgia, prices either stayed about the same or ticked up a penny or three.

It now costs motorists $30.15 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $10.95 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“Pump prices in Georgia are still relatively cheap compared to last summer,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “But there are still concerns regarding recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases, and how this will impact gasoline prices in the coming week.”

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline holds steady at $2.19. According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline supplies decreased by 3.1 million barrels last week, bringing the current level to 248.5 million barrels. As supplies tighten, prices could continue to rise, depending on demand. Last week, demand for gasoline fell slightly from 8.77 million barrels a day to 8.65 million barrels a day.

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