Gas prices creep upward, no relief on the horizon

ATLANTA — Gas prices continue to rise, and it doesn’t appear there is any relief in sight.

On Sunday, gas prices nationwide averaged $3.764 per gallon nationwide and $3.701 per gallon in Georgia. That’s up roughly 25 cents per gallon compared to last year ($3.493 per gallon nationwide a year ago and $3.424 per gallon in Georgia) and about 10 cents per gallon over a week ago ($3.688 per gallon nationwide and $3.654 per gallon in Georgia).

But, according to AAA, it doesn’t appear motorists will see any relief this spring or summer.

“The issues affecting oil and gas prices are relatively the same as the past few weeks, with Iranian tensions dominating energy market headlines. As long as conflict surrounds Iran with the threat of blocking the Strait of Hormuz, we’re going to see elevated prices at the pump,” Jessica Brady, an AAA spokeswoman, said in a news release. “The national average price for a gallon of gas has steadily increased since January 27, when the average was $3.38. Gas prices are expected to climb well into spring and summer.”  

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