October 18, 2021–11:56 a.m.
Georgia gas prices increased alongside rising crude oil.
Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.
Monday’s state average is 9 cents more than a week ago, 18 cents more than last month, and $1.15 more than this time last year.
According to AAA, the key driver for the rise of gas prices is crude oil, which typically accounts for between 50% and 60% of the price at the pump.
Unfortunately, it’s still too early to tell when Georgians will see some type of relief regarding gas prices this season.
Local averages on Monday morning were $3.08 in Floyd County and $3.11 in Gordon County.
It was $3.14 in Bartow, Chattooga, and Polk Counties.