ATLANTA — Gas prices in Georgia are continuing their rise, going up an average of 6 cents for a gallon of regular gas over this time a week ago, according to AAA - The Auto Club Group.

Monday's statewide average price is $2.60 per gallon. This is 7 cents more than this time last month and 12 cents over this point in 2018.

"Georgia's gas prices have been increasing, but the national average is still less than last year's high," said AAA spokesperson Montrae Waiters. "The majority of motorists can expect more expensive gas prices throughout July although the national average is likely to stay under $3 a gallon."

RELATED: Check the latest gas prices around metro Atlanta 

Four states in the South and Southeast saw rises of at least a nickel over this past week: Florida (13 cents), Georgia (6 cents), Alabama (6 cents) and Texas (5 cents).

The most expensive areas of the state are in Atlanta ($2.67), followed by Hinesville-Fort Stewart; Brunswick; and Gainesville areas ($2.60). The least expensive areas for gas in Georgia are Catoosa-Dade-Walker counties ($2.44) followed by the Augusta-Aiken and Dalton areas ($2.47).

You can always check for the latest gas prices around metro Atlanta by visiting our gas prices page at 11Alive.com/gasprices

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