(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group):
Georgia gas price average continues to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.57 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight).
Monday’s state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 5 cents more than a month ago, and 18 cents more than this time last year. It now costs almost $53.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are paying almost $3.00 more to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago. Georgia’s gas price average remains lower than the national average, which is currently trending at $3.81 a gallon.
“Pump prices appear to be dropping across the country,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Largely due to declining crude oil prices, however, concerns regarding potential storm activity could redirect falling pump prices heading into Labor Day weekend. Georgians can anticipate pump prices to ebb and flow in September.”
Gas Prices Nudge Down, But Further Relief Could Face Turbulence
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 5 cents to $3.81 (subject to change overnight). The price of oil has declined several dollars per barrel and is holding steady below $80, contributing to lower pump prices. As Labor Day approaches, gas demand and volatile oil prices, particularly during an active hurricane season, could limit how much lower prices descend in the weeks ahead. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand jumped from 8.85 to 8.91 million barrels a day. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased slightly from 216.2 to 217.6 million barrels. Although demand increased, growing stock levels contributed to pushing prices lower.
The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.67), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.62), and Atlanta ($3.61).
The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Rome ($3.46), Valdosta ($3.45), and Albany ($3.43).
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.