Georgia Gas Price Average Up at the Pump

Georgia gas price average increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.16 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday's state average is 13 cents more than a week ago, 19 cents more than a month ago, and 6 cents less than this time last year. It now costs an average of $47.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Georgians are now paying almost $1.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Georgians continue to take a punch at the pumps,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “The rise in crude oil prices continues to be the major culprit for higher prices in Georgia. Unfortunately, we cannot predict how high gas prices will rise this week, therefore, drivers are encouraged to follow AAA money-saving tips listed below.”

Pump Prices Keep Rising Higher

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 9 cents to $3.27 (subject to change overnight). A significant contributor is a shutdown at the large BP-Whiting refinery in Indiana, which has been offline for more than two weeks due to a power outage.  The refinery processes 435,000 barrels of crude per day, and the shutdown has caused prices throughout the Midwest to climb, pushing the national average higher as well.   

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 8.81 to 8.17 million barrels a day last week. Total domestic gasoline stocks declined by 3.7 million barrels to 247.3 million barrels. Lower gas demand would typically push pump prices down, but fluctuating oil prices and tight gas supply have increased prices.

Regional Prices:

Atlanta: $3.17

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.27), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.25), and Brunswick ($3.22).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Macon ($3.10), Warner Robins ($3.08), and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.05).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.27 

$3.28

$3.18 

$3.09

 $3.41  

$5.01 (6/14/2022)

Georgia

$3.16 

$3.16 

 $3.03  

$2.97

$3.22

$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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