(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group):
Georgia gas price average ticks upward but is still one of the cheapest in the United States. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.17 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents more than a week ago, 9 cents less than a month ago, and 8 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $47.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $1.50 less to fill-up at the pump compared to last month.
“Yes, gas prices have increased in Georgia, mainly due to demand ticking up across the state and fluctuating oil prices,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “How high pump prices will increase remains uncertain. AAA offers drivers money saving tips listed below.”
National Average Trends Downward
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 3 cents to $3.77 (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.66 million barrels a day to 9.01 million barrels a day last week. Total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by nearly 1 million barrels million to 205.7 million barrels. Tighter supply and robust gasoline demand would typically push pump prices higher; however, fluctuating oil prices have limited price increases in some states.
Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.22), Macon ($3.20) and Atlanta ($3.18).
Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Albany ($3.11), Warner Robins ($3.08) and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.06).
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.
Traffic Safety Tip: AAA-The Auto Club Group “Move Over For Me” Campaign
“Drives, if you see a disabled vehicle on the roadside, be courteous and Move Over,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA–The Auto Club Group. “Remember the person broke down could be you, a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor. Move Over for the safety of others and because it is the right thing to do!”
Video: Move Over For Me PSA
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.