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Georgia gas prices increase 5 cents at the pump

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ATLANTA – Georgia gas prices increased an average of 5 cents more per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline compared to a week ago.

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Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.22 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents more than a week ago, 6 cents less than a month ago, and 17 cents more than this time last year. 

It now costs $48.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying 90 cents less to fill-up at the pump compared to a month ago.

“Gas prices across the South, East coast, and the Northeast continued to climb after the announcement that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) planned to cut oil production,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Traditionally during the fall and winter driving seasons gas demand declines. If this holds true drivers may see a price drop in the weeks ahead.”

Gas Demand Spikes, Contributing to Rising Pump Prices

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 12 cents to $3.91 (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased nationally from 8.83 million barrels a day to 9.47 million barrels a day last week, and total domestic gasoline stocks decreased significantly by 4.7 million barrels to 207.5 million barrels. High gasoline demand, amid tight supply, has led to higher pump prices nationwide.

Pump prices on the West Coast have increased due to ongoing refinery maintenance at roughly six refineries, severely limiting the region’s supply. However, refinery restarts and California officials allowing less expensive winter-blend gasoline to be sold a month ahead of schedule should offer drivers relief at the pump in the coming days.

Regional Prices

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Atlanta ($3.27), Savannah ($3.25) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.23).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Albany ($3.14), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.13) and Rome ($3.10).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$3.91 $3.90 $3.79 $3.73  $3.26  $5.01   (6/14/2022)
Georgia$3.22 $3.21  $3.17  $3.28 $3.05 $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 AAA Mobile App.
  • Consider paying in cash vs. 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 optimal fuel economy. Find a trusted automotive facility at AAA.com/AutoRepair.
  • 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.

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 with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 62 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.