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

Georgia gas price average continues to increase at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2.81 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents more than a week ago, 11 cents less than a month ago, and 30 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $42.15 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Although gas prices increased this week drivers continue to pay almost $2.00 less to fill-up at the pump compared to a month ago.

“Gas prices are increasing nationally due to tighter supply and elevated demand,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “In the southern states, Georgia continues to have the cheapest gas at the pumps. However, that ranking may end once Georgia terminates its gas tax suspension on Tuesday, January 10th.”

Pump Prices Spike Nationally

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose by 8 cents to $3.28 (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand rose from 8.71 to 9.33 million barrels a day. However, the current rate is nearly 400,000 barrels a day lower than at the end of December 2021. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks fell by 3.1 million barrels to 223 million barrels. Tighter supply and higher gasoline demand are pushing pump prices higher. As demand remains robust and stocks remain tight, drivers could continue to see pump prices increase as the new year begins.

Regional Prices:

Atlanta: $2.79

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($2.94), Brunswick ($2.93) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.91).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Rome ($2.75), Athens ($2.74) and Gainesville ($2.70). 

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$3.28 $3.28 $3.20 $3.32  $3.30  $5.01   (6/14/2022)
Georgia$2.81 $2.82  $2.76  $2.92 $3.11 $4.49   (6/15/2022)
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 best 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 reduce fuel economy.

Traffic Safety Tip: AAA-The Auto Club Group “Move Over For Me” Campaign

“Drivers, if you see a disabled vehicle on the roadside while traveling, be courteous and Move Over,” said Waiters. “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!”

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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.