(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group):
Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $4.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 17 cents more than a week ago, 43 cents more than last month and $1.22 more than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $62.25 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline.
“Several factors continues to contribute to high pump prices,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “The high cost of crude oil continues to be the main culprit, as well as, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, increase demand, and the switch to summer blend gasoline. The summer blend is more expensive and can add up to ten cents more per gallon depending on the market. Georgians can anticipate Memorial Day weekend gas prices to remain elevated.”
Increased Gas Demand Pushes National Pump Prices Higher
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 12 cents to $4.59. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), tighter supply and increased demand have pushed pump prices higher. This supply/demand dynamic, combined with volatile crude prices, will likely continue to keep upward pressure on pump prices.
Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($4.20), Savannah ($4.15) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($4.14).
Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($4.08), Rome ($4.10) and Gainesville ($4.11).
Georgia Record High Regular Gasoline: $4.29 (3/11/22)
Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)
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Money-Saving Tips for Drivers
- Shop around for gas prices. Drivers can check area gas prices on the AAA Mobile App.
- Consider paying in cash vs. credit card. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
- Enroll in fuel savings programs.
Fuel-Saving Tips for Drivers
- Maintain your vehicle to ensure optimal fuel economy. Find a trusted automotive facility at AAA.com/AutoRepair.
- Combine errands to limit driving time.
- Slow down. Fuel economy diminishes significantly at highway speeds above 50 mph.
- Drive conservatively and avoid aggressive driving. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.
Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every 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.