(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 $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 44 cents less than a month ago, and 43 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $50.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost 7 dollars less to fill-up at the pump compared to a year ago.
“Georgia drivers continue to see relief at the pumps,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “But now we need to keep an eye on the weather as hurricane season arrives. These storms can affect prices by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and impacting large coastal refineries.”
National Gas Price Average Decrease
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 5 cents to $3.85 (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand rose slightly from 9.12 million barrels a day to 9.35 million barrels a day. Total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by nearly 5 million barrels to 215.7 million barrels. Although gasoline demand has risen and supplies have tightened, easing oil prices continue to help lower pump prices. If oil prices edge lower, drivers will likely continue to see falling pump prices.
Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.52), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.48) and Atlanta ($3.43).
Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Warner Robins ($3.21), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.20) and Dalton ($3.18).
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 reduce 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.