Gas prices across Georgia continue to climb

The average statewide price of gasoline increased about 19 cents in the past 30 days, according to a survey compiled
by AAA Georgia.

The auto club said Monday's statewide average for a gallon of regular is $1.74. The national average is $1.84. AAA said midgrade was $1.87 and premium cost $1.95 a gallon. Columbus had the highest metro average for regular at $1.76.

Augusta recorded the cheapest average at $1.63 a gallon.