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AAA: Georgia's Gas Price Average Up Slightly Ahead of Labor Day

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NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman

The Auto Club Group

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

AAA: Georgia's Gas Price Average Up Slightly Ahead of Labor Day

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ATLANTA, Ga., (September 4, 2023) — Georgia gas price average increased at the pump ahead of Labor Day. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.60 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight).

Monday's state average is 3 cents more than a week ago, 5 cents less than a month ago, and 26 cents more than this time last year. It now costs $54.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Georgians are paying almost $4.00 more to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago. Georgia's gas price average remains lower than what we paid last year for Labor Day which was $3.78 a gallon.

"It appears that overall gasoline demands this summer failed to match previous years, with consumption getting little "lift" from vacation travel this summer despite retail gasoline prices being below last year's," said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. "There is a lot of speculation as to why, but no one seems to know the exact cause."

Nationally Gas Prices Hit Pause Ahead of Labor Day

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has held steady at $3.81 (subject to change overnight). While damage assessments are still being made in the wake of Hurricane Idalia, pump prices remained in neutral. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased slightly from 8.91 to 9.07 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks took a slight step back to 217.4 million barrels. Although demand has increased, fluctuating oil prices have limited pump price increases.

Regional Prices:

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.68), Atlanta ($3.65), and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.63).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Columbus ($3.47), Valdosta ($3.44), and Albany ($3.38).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.81

$3.81

$3.81

$3.82

$3.79

$5.01 (6/14/2022)

Georgia

$3.60

$3.60

$3.57

$3.65

$3.34

$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.