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