(Media release from AAA, The Auto Club Group):

Georgia gas prices remain unchanged this week. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a month ago, and 88 cents more than this time last year.

It costs motorists $46.65 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline.

“Gasoline prices edged upward last week, driven primarily by the price surge in crude oil, which is closing over $80 a barrel,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “As crude prices continue to climb, pump prices in Georgia will likely follow suit.”

National Average Increases as Crude Prices Climb

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has held steady at $3.30. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks rose by 7.9 million barrels to 240.7 million barrels last week. On the other hand, gasoline demand decreased from 8.17 million barrels a day to 7.91 million barrels a day. Winter weather and the COVID-19 omicron variant are the likely culprits behind this demand dip. Typically, pump prices decline due to lower gas demand and a rise in total stocks, but continued growth in the price of crude oil has helped to elevate pump prices.

Regional Prices

Atlanta ($3.14)

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.19), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.16), and Athens ($3.14).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Rome ($2.97), Albany ($2.99), and Warner Robins ($3.00). 

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)                                                          

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$3.30 $3.30 $3.30 $3.31 $2.38 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Georgia$3.11 $3.11 $3.11 $3.13 $2.23 $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

 AAA tips for saving money on gas:

  1. Combine several errands into one trip to drive fewer miles.
  2. Take things out of your car that might add weight.
  3. Remove things like bike racks to reduce wind resistance.
  4. Avoid fast takeoffs and fast breaking.
  5. Shop around for gas, use the AAA app to find prices.
  6. Look for local discounts.

Gas Price Survey Methodology

AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.comEvery day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.