(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group):
Georgia gas price average is at a standstill for the second week in a row. Georgia drivers continue to pay an average price of $3.22 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is exactly the same as a week ago, 9 cents more than a month ago, and 66 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $48.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $10.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.
“Oil prices finally crested and have now settled above the $70 per barrel mark after weeks of hovering just below it,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Nationally, gas demand is very robust. These two factors have caused drivers to see prices increase in certain states for now.”
Like the Temperatures, Gas Prices Start to Rise
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 7 cents to $3.50 (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.96 million to 9.15 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased substantially by 2.9 million barrels to 226.7 million barrels. Increased demand amid tighter supply has contributed to pushing pump prices higher. If demand continues to rise, pump prices will likely follow suit.
The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.32), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.29), and Valdosta ($3.26).
The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Dalton ($3.15), Rome ($3.14), and Gainesville ($3.13).
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 Fuel Price Finder.
- Consider paying in cash vs. a 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 the best fuel economy. Find a trusted automotive facility at AAA.com/Auto Repair.
- 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 who broke down could be you, a friend, a family member, a coworker, or a 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.