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

Georgia gas price average increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight).

Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 15 cents more than a month ago, and 31 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $50.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $5.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.  

“Oil prices have crept higher, helping to drive prices at the pump uphill,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “As long as oil costs remain at the current level, Georgians will likely see incremental price increases for now.”

Pump Prices Edge Higher for Now

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 6 cents to $3.66 (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 9.3 to 8.94 million barrels a day. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks dropped slightly by 400,000 barrels to 222.2 million barrels. Lower demand would typically push pump prices down; instead, elevated oil prices have pushed them higher. If oil prices continue to rise, pump prices will follow suit.

Regional Prices:

Atlanta: $3.37

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.50), Augusta-Aiken ($3.45), and Brunswick ($3.44).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Warner Robins ($3.35), Athens ($3.34), and Gainesville ($3.31).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$3.60 $3.66$3.60 $3.46  $4.07  $5.01   (6/14/2022)
Georgia$3.39 $3.39  $3.37  $3.24$3.70$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 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 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!”

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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.