Georgia Gas Price Average Dips Before the Holidays

Georgia gas price average decreased at the pump. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday's state average is 7 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents more than a month ago, and 17 cents more than this time last year. It now costs an average of $44.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Georgians are now paying $2.55 more to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“AAA is forecasting that 3.3 million Georgians will drive to their holiday destinations this year, and we anticipate gas prices will continue a downward trend,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “With pump prices falling slowly each day, it is likely that the national average will slide below $3 per gallon by the end of the year.”

Early Christmas Gift, Lower Gas Prices

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 9 cents to $3.06 (subject to change overnight). The main reasons are tepid demand and a low cost for oil, which is hovering around $70 per barrel. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.47 to 8.86 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased slightly to 224 million barrels. Typically, higher demand would push pump prices higher, but lower oil prices have pushed prices lower. If oil prices remain low, drivers can expect pump prices to do the same during the holiday season. 

Regional Prices:

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.08), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.04), and Atlanta ($3.02).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Dalton ($2.80), Warner Robins ($2.79), and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.73).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.06 

$3.07

$3.15 

$3.33 

 $3.15  

$5.01   (6/14/2022)

Georgia

$2.96 

$2.97 

 $3.03  

$2.84

$2.79

$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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