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Hurricane Ian threat increased GA gas prices

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ATLANTA – Georgia gas prices have increased 6 cents costing drivers $3.17 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.


Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.17 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 6 cents more than a week ago, 17 cents less than a month ago, and 19 cents more than this time last year. 

It now costs $47.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost 3 dollars less to fill-up at the pump compared to a month ago.

“Georgia gas price average saw an uptick at the pumps last week due to the threat of Hurricane Ian,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Thankfully, the storm shifted further east away from Georgia’s coastline, causing minimal damage. If demand stays low and crude oil does not increase, gas prices could trend downward this week.”

National Average Increases

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 8 cents to $3.79 (subject to change overnight). Now that Hurricane Ian has passed and downgraded to a tropical storm, we continue to learn of its full impact in Florida. Gasoline distribution maybe limited in affected areas due to a lack of electricity and flooded roads and highways. Meanwhile, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased nationally from 8.32 million barrels a day to 8.83 million barrels a day last week, and total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 2.4 million barrels to 212.2 million barrels. Higher gasoline demand amid tight supply and fluctuating oil prices caused increased the national average.

Regional Prices

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Atlanta ($3.26), Savannah ($3.17) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.13).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Columbus ($3.02), Dalton ($2.95) and Albany ($2.90).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$3.79 $3.80 $3.71 $3.80  $3.19  $5.01   (6/14/2022)
Georgia$3.17 $3.17  $3.11  $3.34 $2.98 $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.