14 January 2019

    AAA: GA Gas Prices Rise 4 Cents



Garrett Townsend, GA Public Affairs Director, AAA - The Auto Club Group,
cell: (404) 932-1965, GTownsend@AutoClubGroup.AAA.com

$2.08 (+ 4¢)



ATLANTA, Ga., (January 14, 2018)  Gas prices are back on the rise, now that the oil market is regaining strength. Gas prices in Georgia rose 4 cents last week, after declining a total of 76 cents in 90 days. The average price in Georgia was $2.08 per gallon on Sunday. Click here to view today’s average price. 

Regardless of the increase, Georgia drivers are still paying 34 cents per gallon less than this time last year, and 76 cents less than when prices hit their 2018 peak, around Memorial Day.

Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas price averages

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.19), Savannah ($2.13), Brunswick ($2.13)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($1.96), Rome ($1.96), Warner Robins ($1.96)

After plunging from $75/b to $43/b at the end of last year, crude prices are back above $50 per barrel; which raises the cost of producing gasoline.

"The new year has breathed new life back into the oil market," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Crude prices have slowly climbed since the beginning of the year, but remain well below the highs seen in 2018. The biggest increases came last week, after Saudi leaders pledged to do whatever it takes to rebalance the market. The recent shift in oil prices isn’t enough to cause sticker shock at the pump, but motorists could see an increase of anywhere from 5-10 cents as a result." 

The daily price for WTI crude is up more than $6 since January 1. After trading above $53 per barrel last week, WTI settled at $51.59/b Friday on the NYMEX. 

Gas Price Tools

                                                                   CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                                                                     Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2018 High Record High
National $2.245 $2.245 $2.240 $2.399 $2.526 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.126 $2.126 $2.129 $2.311 $2.451 $2.92 (5/25/2018) $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.083 $2.076 $2.055 $2.198 $2.424 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $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.

About The Auto Club Group 
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