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Georgia gas prices slowly rising

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ATLANTA, GA., (May 18, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago.  Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.66 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 2 cents less than last month, and 99 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $24.90 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $16.20 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“Pump prices are fluctuating throughout the country as demand increases and gasoline stocks decrease,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The boost in demand continues to push pump prices up around the country, as more states re-open businesses.”

National Average

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 4 cents to $1.88. Regardless of the national increase, 40 states still have averages of $2.00 or less per gallon. The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest data report showed demand for gasoline increased by 800,000 barrels a day to 6.7 million barrels a day last week, which is 3.2 million barrels less than last year at this time. Gas demand is expected to continue to grow, leading pump prices to continue their increase.

Regional Prices

Atlanta ($1.65)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets –Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($1.76), Savannah ($1.74) and Augusta-Aiken ($1.68).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Athens ($1.55), Rome ($1.58) and Albany ($1.61).    

CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)    

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2019 Low2019 HighRecord High
National$1.88  $1.87 $1.84$1.82  $2.85 $2.23 (January)$2.90 (May)$4.11   (7/17/2008)
Georgia$1.66   $1.66   $1.64 $1.68 $2.65$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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About AAA – The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.