Updated March 12, 2019

Giles County's  gas prices continue to rise and are now at year ago levels.

Drivers are now paying an average price of $2.30 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Monday's  state average is eight cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than this time last month, and within fractions of a cent compared to this time last year.

 A spokesman for AAA said pump prices will continue to increase in coming weeks, but AAA does not expect this year’s high to be nearly as expensive as last year’s peak price of $2.97 in Giles County.

For the last three weeks, gasoline stocks have gradually decreased while demand has started to increase and crude oil prices have been fluctuating.

Combined,  these factors are driving up gas prices across the county and state.

If stocks continue to decline, gas prices can be expected to continue to increase for motorists.