25 January 2021

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NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:
Montrae Waiters, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group
Cell (813) 244-0815159C012B 
Mwaiters@acg.aaa.com

GEORGIA
AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON
$2.24 (+.01¢)

 

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICES SEE MODEST INCREASE

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ATLANTA, GA., (January 25, 2021) — Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.24 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 17 cents more than last month, and 14 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $33.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $3.30 less than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.

“The higher price of crude is outweighing sustained low gasoline demand and a build in gasoline supply,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Georgians can expect gas prices to continue to climb through at least the end of the month.”

NATIONAL AVERAGE INCREASES SLIGHTLY AMID HIGHER GAS DEMAND

Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 1 cent to $2.39. Pump prices increased nominally this week, while gas demand increased substantially from 7.53 million barrels a day to 8.11 million barrels a day last week, according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Total domestic gasoline supplies decreased by 300,000 barrels to 245.2 million barrels and total crude utilization across domestic refineries took a small step forward from 82 percent to 82.5 percent. All of these factors, including sustained higher crude prices, have contributed to higher pump prices for drivers and will likely lead to continued increases in pump prices in the weeks ahead. 

At the close of last Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI decreased by 86 cents to settle at $52.36. Crude prices declined this week following growing market concern that crude demand may continue to suffer as coronavirus infections rise and travel restrictions, which are meant to curb transmission of the virus, reduce crude demand. Additionally, EIA’s latest weekly report revealed that total domestic crude inventories rose by 4.4 million barrels to 486.6 million barrels. The increase in crude inventories has also put downward pressure on crude prices.

REGIONAL PRICES

Atlanta ($2.23)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($2.38), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.31), and Savannah ($2.29).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.16), Dalton ($2.18), and Gainesville ($2.20). 

 CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)  

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Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2020 Low

2020 High

Record High

National

$2.39 

$2.40

$2.38

$2.25

$2.53

$1.76  (April)

$2.59 (January)

$4.11   (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$2.24 

$2.24

$2.23

$2.07

$2.38

$1.61  (May)

$2.46 (January)

$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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