18 April 2022

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NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group
Cell (813) 244-0815- MWaiters@acg.aaa.com

 

AAA: Georgia Gas Price Average Down 6 Cents

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ATLANTA, Ga., (April 18, 2022) — Georgia gas prices continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.70 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 6 cents less than a week ago, 54 cents less than last month and $1.00 more than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $55.50 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline.

“The average price for a gallon of gasoline has fallen below $4 for much of the U.S.,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Georgians have seen over a 50 cents drop in pump prices since last month. These lower prices were a welcome relief for drivers who hit the road to spend time with family and friends during the Easter weekend.”

National Gas Price Average and the sale of Higher-Ethanol Gasoline

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 3 cents to $4.08. President Biden announced plans to allow sales of higher-ethanol gasoline (also known as E15) through the summer months. This extension is intended to bring relief to Americans in areas where E15 is sold and it typically sells for 5 to 10 cents cheaper per gallon than regular gasoline. AAA supports the development and use of alternative fuels. However, not all vehicles on the road are designed to run on E15. AAA strongly encourages drivers to be sure their vehicle is compatible with E15 before using it.

Regional Prices

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Atlanta ($3.70), Brunswick ($3.74) and Macon ($3.72).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Warner Robins ($3.49), Columbus ($3.54) and Valdosta ($3.55).  

Georgia Record High Regular Gasoline: $4.29 (3/11/22)

 Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

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Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Past Record High

National

$4.08 

$4.07 

$4.11 

$4.28 

 $2.87  

$4.11   (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$3.70 

$3.70 

 $3.76  

$4.24 

$2.70 

$4.16   (9/15/2008)

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 reduces 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

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