(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group):
Georgia gas prices continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.52 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 11 cents less than a week ago, 59 cents less than a month ago, and 56 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $52.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying less than a dollar more to fill-up at the pump compared to last year.
“Georgia pump price average is trending 43 cents lower than the national retail price,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Declining global fuel demand and summer travel nearing an end continues to influence lower gas prices. Also, crude oil supply remains tight. It is uncertain whether gas prices will continue to fall in the coming weeks.”
National Average Falls below $4 per Gallon
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 11 cents to $3.95 (subject to change overnight). According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.54 million barrels a day to 9.12 million barrels a day. However, the rate is 307,000 barrels a day lower than last year. Moreover, according to EIA, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 5 million barrels to 220.3 million barrels. Although gasoline demand has increased and supply has tightened, lower oil prices have helped lower pump prices. If oil prices continue to decline, drivers will likely continue to see pump prices decrease.
Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.65), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.64) and Atlanta ($3.57).
Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Valdosta ($3.32), Warner Robins ($3.30) and Albany ($3.29).
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.