(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group):
Georgia gas price average increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight).
Monday’s state average is 2 cents higher than a week ago, 3 cents more than a month ago, and $1.19 less than this time last year. It now costs an average of $49.35 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $18.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.
“Lackluster demand and low oil costs are keeping gas prices relatively stable,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Pump prices could potentially increase heading into the July Fourth holiday if crude oil prices increase. If the cost of oil remains low, Georgians may find gas prices that are flat or drifting slightly lower in the coming weeks.”
National Gas Price Average Drift Lower
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 2 cents to $3.57 compared to a week ago (subject to change overnight). The start of summer is nearly here, and drivers nationally are finding prices far lower than last year. Drivers are benefitting financially, with 20 gallons of gas costing nearly $30 less than last year. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased slightly from 9.22 to 9.19 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 2.1 million barrels to 220.9 million barrels. Lower gas demand amid increasing supply has helped to limit pump price increases. If demand remains tepid, pump prices will likely fluctuate moderately through next week.
The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.37), Atlanta ($3.32), and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.30).
The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Columbus ($3.21), Rome ($3.17), and Warner Robins ($3.16).
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.