ATLANTA (AJC/WAOK)-Gas prices in Georgia are continuing their steady rise.

The average price for a gallon of unleaded regular stood at $3.55 Monday, up 3 cents from a week ago and 45 cents from this time a year ago, according to AAA.

The price has risen 15 cents a gallon in the past month.

Georgia’s average price is just slightly below the national average of $3.56, which is the highest price ever for this time of year, the Associated Press reported. Since January, a gallon of gas has risen 25 cents per gallon.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told an Ohio audience Monday that big-city Americans should brace themselves for $5-a-gallon gas.  According to AAA’s daily fuel gauge, a gallon of regular gas was approaching $4 in some places and even topped it in California.

The increase in gas prices is tied to the rise in oil prices, which have climbed as much as 11 percent due to tensions with Iran, cold weather in Europe and increasing demand from developing nations, the AP said.

The cheapest gas in Georgia can be found in the Augusta area, at $3.51 a gallon. The most expensive is Savannah at $3.59. Metro Atlanta’s average price is $3.54 a gallon.

In the metro Atlanta area, the cheapest gas, $3.43 a gallon, is being sold at the Costco at Cumberland Mall, according to The most expensive is $3.79 at several stations in Fulton and DeKalb.

Comments (4)
  1. You’re lucky, here in the UK we are paying £6.50.8 per gallon, which works out at $10.3 per gallon! Over twice what you’re paying….

  2. Martin says:

    In Ireland we pay EUR 1.50 for a litre which is about 0.3 of a gallon. It still works out a lot cheaper in the State of Georgia. I rented out a car in Atlanta last year and i was surprised how cheap petrol was. I don’t see why Americans are always cribbing about rising costs. We couldn’t care less if it went up to 2 Euro’s a litre. Ye should be very lucky to have cheaper gas. Look at Europe for instance

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