Motorists across the country are paying more for gasoline than they have in nearly six months, according to the latest fuel price report from AAA South.
In September, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded peaked at $3.59.
Sunday, the average price was $3.52.
Typical spring factors are to blame for the price hike including seasonal maintenance and the fuel blend switch.
Rising demand also becomes a factor with Spring Break and daylight savings time, which offers motorists an extra hour to run errands.
The price of oil was influenced by factors including a report from the International Energy Agency which calls for higher than expected global oil demand, based on economic growth.
The market is also nervous as the U.S. and European Union are threatening sanctions against Russia.
The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.52, 3 cents more than last week.
Georgia’s average of $3.34 rose 2 cents respectively.
The low reported gas price in Elbert County held steady at $3.25, no change since last week’s report, according to motortrend.com.