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

Georgia gas prices continue downward trend at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.77 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 13 cents less than a week ago, 59 cents less than last month, and 81 cents more than this time last year. 

It now costs $56.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are paying an average of $12.15 more at the pump than last year.

“Low domestic demand for gasoline continues to trigger low prices at the pump,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Also, if the global price for crude oil does not spike this week, gas prices most likely will not increase. Whether gas prices will tick back up next month remains to be seen.”

National Average Continues Decline

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 14 cents to $4.22 (subject to change overnight). At the close of last Wednesday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by $2.28 to settle at $97.26. Crude prices increased slightly last week, amidst market concerns about weakening demand this summer, which eased after the EIA reported that total domestic crude stocks decreased by 4.5 million barrels to 422.1 million barrels. 

Regional Prices

Atlanta- $3.83

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($3.87), Savannah ($3.85) and Athens ($3.84).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Valdosta ($3.50), Warner Robins ($3.48) and Albany ($3.46). 

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoPast Record High
National$4.22 $4.23 $4.36 $4.85  $3.17  $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Georgia$3.77 $3.78  $3.90  $4.36 $2.96 $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

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
  • 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.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.