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2020
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AAA: GEORGIA PUMP PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue To Decline

NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

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

GEORGIA
AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON
$2.21 (-5¢)

AAA: GEORGIA PUMP PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

ATLANTA, Ga., (March 9, 2020) — Georgia gas prices decreased 5 cents at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.21 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday's state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 6 cents less than this time last month, and 15 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs $33.15 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $7.95 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

"Pump prices are likely to decrease through the end of the winter driving season, especially amid concerns about the coronavirus causing the price of crude to decline," said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. "However, the current refinery maintenance season could put pressure on regional refinery utilization, supply and gas prices during the run-up to the spring driving season."

Pump Prices Tumble Ahead Of Spring

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has decreased by 6 cents to $2.38. A healthy stock level and cheaper crude prices continue to push pump prices down this week. In its latest weekly report, the Energy Information Administration revealed that total domestic stocks of gasoline fell by 4.3 million barrels to 252 million barrels, which is still 1.3 million barrels higher than 2019's level at this time.

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is currently meeting in Vienna, where the cartel has tentatively agreed to reduce crude output by an additional 1.5 million barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020. The move could help lift crude oil prices by limiting supply as the impact of the coronavirus decreases global crude demand. However, OPEC's deal is conditional on Russia and other major crude producers signing up to reduce output, too. Until it appears that the threat from the virus decreases, crude prices are likely to continue facing downward pressure.

Regional Prices

Atlanta ($2.19)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets –Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.35), Savannah ($2.29) and Brunswick ($2.28).

  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Dalton ($2.09), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.14) and Rome ($2.15).

CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2019 Low

2019 High

Record High

National

$2.38

$2.39

$2.44

$2.44

$2.46

$2.23 (January)

$2.90 (May)

$4.11 (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$2.21

$2.21

$2.26

$2.27

$2.36

$2.04 (January)

$2.74 (April)

$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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