According to AAA, the Auto Club Group, gas prices appeared to level off over the weekend after increasing for more than two weeks. The group reports that prior to the weekend, gas prices rose an average of 12 cents over 19 days nationwide and by 13 cents in 18 days in Georgia.
AAA Spokesman Mark Jenkins states, “Gas prices rose the wave of rising oil prices last week, pushing pump prices slightly higher in some regions before eventually stalling out over the weekend. Motorists should expect more volatility at the pump throughout the next couple of months, as prices are poised to gain another 30 cents by the summer.”
Oil prices swelled last week to their highest levels since March 1st. The price for a barrel of crude averaged $53.19 last week, marking an increase of $1.92 over the week before.
The average price of gas nationally was $2.40 on Monday. Other prices included: $2.28 in Georgia, $2.18 in Alabama, $2.17 in Tennessee, $2.13 in South Carolina and $2.41 in Florida.