Georgia Gas Price Average Back on the Rise

Georgia gas price average is trending upward at the pump. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.06 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday's state average is 27 cents more than a week ago, 14 cents more than a month ago, and 9 cents more than this time last year. It now costs an average of $45.90 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Georgians are now paying $1.35 more to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Now that Georgia’s gas tax suspension has ended, Georgians are feeling the pressure at the pumps,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Nationally, gas prices are holding steady. However, if the cost of crude oil continues to rise, pump prices will likely follow suit impacting gas stations across the U.S. What direction gas prices will take in the coming weeks is yet to be seen.”

Is it the End of the Road for Falling Gas Prices?

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has held steady at around $3.24 (subject to change overnight). Despite less than stellar domestic demand, gas fell only 1 cent. The primary culprit is the cost of oil, which is creeping closer to $80 a barrel. Since oil is the main ingredient in gasoline, higher oil costs tend to put upward pressure on pump prices.

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand ​decreased from 8.48 to 8.21 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 1.8 million barrels to 218.2 million barrels. Lower gas demand has contributed to limiting pump price increases amid rising oil prices for now. 

Regional Prices:

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Atlanta ($3.12), Brunswick ($3.04), and Rome ($3.02).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Albany ($2.94), Warner Robins ($2.93), and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.91).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.24 

$3.24

$3.25 

$3.43 

 $3.42  

$5.01   (6/14/2022)

Georgia

$3.06 

$3.04 

 $2.79  

$2.92

$2.97

$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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