Motor club AAA pointed to snowstorms in the Northeast and growth in China as the reasons for the most recent spike in gas prices.
“In addition, the ongoing switch to the summer blend fuel and refinery maintenance pushed oil and gas prices higher in the past few weeks. As a result, gas prices are expected to increase into April,” according to a AAA press release.
The average national price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.72 on Tuesday, according to consumer website GasBuddy.com.
A month ago it was $3.26. This time last year it was $3.52 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy, prices in Calhoun ranged from $3.58 to $3.79 per gallon early Tuesday morning.
Over the weekend, the lowest price in Calhoun was $3.55 per gallon. Two Calhoun gas stations — Chevron on Lovers Lane Road and Midnite Oil on North Wall Street — sold gas for $3.55, according to the site.
The highest priced gasoline was $3.72 per gallon, which was sold at Hi-Tech, located at 295 West Line and North River Street.
The lowest reported price per gallon in Georgia over the weekend was $3.22 at a Harlem Express in the northeastern town of Harlem.
Several Atlanta area gas stations charged as much as $3.99 per gallon over the weekend, according to information from GasBuddy.
Georgia, Florida and North Carolina reported gas prices that were slightly higher than other Southern states over the weekend, with averages ranging from $3.62 to $3.92.
Southern states west of Georgia and the southwestern U.S. reported averages in the $3.52 to $3.62 and under range.
Northern states like Illinois and Michigan faced prices at $4 and slightly higher, as did New York and the tip of Maine.
California was hit the hardest over the weekend, with prices in excess of $4.13 per gallon in some locations. The state was a whole averaged more than $4 per gallon.
Wyoming and Montana posted the lowest prices in the nation over the weekend, at an average less than $3.31 per gallon.