07 December 2020

NEWS RELEASE

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

GEORGIA
AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON
$2.00 (+.04¢)

 

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICES INCREASE 4 CENTS AT THE PUMP

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ATLANTA, GA., (December 7, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 7 cents more than last month, and 43 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $30.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.10 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“As demand continues to decline into the winter driving season, Georgians should expect gas prices to remain lower when compared to last year’s pump prices, moving into 2021,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

SUSTAINED INCREASE IN CRUDE PRICES HELPS TO LIFT NATIONAL AVERAGE, ALBEIT LIKELY TEMPORARILY

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 4 cents to $2.16. Since mid-November, domestic daily crude prices have steadily increased toward $45 per barrel, contributing to pump prices rising across the country in just this last week. However, low demand will likely limit price gains, with the latest report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showing that demand decreased from 8.13 million barrels a day to 7.97 million barrels a day last week – the lowest reading since early June.

OIL MARKETS DYNAMICS

At the close of last Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by 36 cents to settle at $45.64. Crude prices increased that week amid growing market optimism that vaccines for the coronavirus will be available in the coming weeks. However, the current surge in the number of infections domestically appears to have capped crude oil price gains while states increase measures meant to stop the spread of the virus. Additionally, the increase in prices was supported by EIA’s weekly report revealing that total domestic crude inventories fell by 700,000 barrels to 488 million barrels last week.

REGIONAL PRICES

Atlanta ($2.00)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($2.05), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.04) and Brunswick ($2.03).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Rome ($1.91), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($1.92), and Warner Robins ($1.95). 

 

CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2019 Low

2019 High

Record High

National

$2.16 

$2.16

$2.12

$2.11

$2.58

$2.23 (January)

$2.90 (May)

$4.11   (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$2.00 

$2.00

$1.96

$1.93

$2.43

$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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