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March
2024
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Georgia Gas Price Average Spike at the Pumps

Georgia gas price average spikes during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.35 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday's state average is 15 cents more than a week ago, 19 cents more than a month ago, and 12 cents more than this time last year. It now costs an average of $48.45 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Georgians are now paying almost $2.00 more to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Gas prices traditionally rise as winter winds down and spring leaps forward,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Georgians want to know why gas prices are increasing, especially with the high cost of living. The jump at the pumps can be attributed to rising crude oil prices, the switch over to summer blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce, and increased demand on the roadways. AAA continues to encourage drivers to follow the money-saving gas tips listed below. Hopefully, these tips will help lighten their financial load.”

The National Gas Price Is on the Rise

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 7 cents to $3.46 (subject to change overnight). With the cost of oil crossing the $80 per barrel mark and gas demand popping with warmer temps and better weather, these changes are impacting prices at the pump. 

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased slightly from 9.01 to 9.04 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks dropped by 5.6 million barrels to 234.1 million barrels. Higher gas demand, amid tightening supply, has pushed pump prices higher. 

Regional Prices:

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.42), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.39), and Atlanta ($3.37).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Dalton ($3.31), Warner Robins ($3.25), and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.24).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.46 

$3.45

$3.39 

$3.28

 $3.45  

$5.01 (6/14/2022)

Georgia

$3.35 

$3.35 

 $3.20  

$3.16

$3.23

$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.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group

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