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AAA: Georgia Gas Price Average Down 7 Cents As 1.4 Million Georgians Hit the Road for the 4th of July

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NEWS RELEASE

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Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman

The Auto Club Group

Cell (813) 244-0815, MWaiters@acg.aaa.com

AAA: Georgia Gas Price Average Down 7 Cents As 1.4 Million Georgians Hit the Road for the 4th of July

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ATLANTA, Ga., (July 3, 2023) — Georgia gas price average decreased at the pump as 1.4 million Georgians prepare to take a road trip for the Independence Day holiday. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.20 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight).

Monday's state average is 7 cents less than a week ago, 9 cents less than a month ago, and $1.13 less than this time last year. It now costs an average of $48.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $17.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

"Georgia pump prices have fallen about 9 cents per gallon throughout the past two weeks," said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. "Low oil prices have enabled gas prices to remain well below year-ago levels. However, strong demand has created some volatility throughout the past month. Even if gas prices rise again soon, Fourth of July road trippers will pay much less at the pump compared to last year."

Note: Georgia gas price average was $4.31 per gallon on July 4th, 2022.

Nationally- Gas Prices Drift Lower as Drivers Prepare for July 4th Travel

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 4 cents to $3.53 compared to a week ago (subject to change overnight). Drivers hitting the road for the Fourth of July holiday will find the gift of lower gas prices across most of the country. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased slightly from 9.38 to 9.31 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 600,000 barrels to 220 million barrels.

Regional Prices:

Atlanta: $3.22

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.34), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.29), and Augusta-Aiken ($3.22).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Warner Robins ($3.10), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.09), and Rome ($3.08).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.53

$3.53

$3.57

$3.56

$4.82

$5.01 (6/14/2022)

Georgia

$3.20

$3.21

$3.27

$3.29

$4.33

$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 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.

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About AAA - The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec, and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings, and more. ACG belongs to the National AAA Federation with more than 62 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA's mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.