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AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue Downward Trend

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Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group
Cell (813) 244-0815- MWaiters@acg.aaa.com

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue Downward Trend

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ATLANTA, Ga., (December 20, 2021) — Georgia gas prices continue to decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.12 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents less than last month and $1.08 more than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $46.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $9.90 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.

"Pump prices continue their descent, despite a slight rebound in oil prices due to waning fears of a global slowdown caused by the COVID-19 omicron variant," said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. "But its impact on pricing appears to be fading, so it remains to be seen if oil prices stabilize or move higher before Christmas."

National Gas Price Average

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 2 cents to $3.30. Growing demand and tight crude oil supply normally support rising pump prices, but fluctuations in the price of oil caused downward pressure on prices. Market watchers will keep a close eye on crude oil inventories.

Regional Prices

Atlanta- $3.17

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($3.21), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.18), and Athens ($3.17).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Albany ($2.94), Warner Robins ($2.95), and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.99).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)




Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2020 Low

2020 High

Record High







$1.76 (April)

$2.59 (January)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)







$1.61 (May)

$2.46 (January)

$4.16 (9/15/2008)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

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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