02 November 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
$1.95 (- .03¢)

 

AAA: GEORGIA PUMP PRICES DROP 3 CENTS

 

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ATLANTA, GA., (November 2, 2020) — Georgia gas prices  decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.95 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, 5 cents less than last month, and 48 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $29.25 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.85 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“The U.S. has a very healthy level of gasoline stocks due to lower demand and that is keeping gas prices low,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Georgians most likely will continue to see cost savings at the pump until the end of fall.”

NATIONAL AVERAGE CONTINUES TO DROP WHILE DEMAND REMAINS LOW

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 3 cents to $2.13. In the new weekly report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.29 million barrels a day to 8.55 million barrels a day. However, the current estimate for demand is 1.23 million barrels a day lower than the rate at this time in 2019. Low demand, as total domestic stocks decreased by 900,000 barrels to 226.1 million barrels last week, has helped pump prices decrease. As demand remains low, American drivers should expect pump prices to continue to decline this fall. 

OIL MARKETS DYNAMICS

At the close of last Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI decreased by $1.22 to settle at $36.17. Domestic crude prices fell due to market concern about increasing coronavirus infections worldwide, which could lower crude demand as countries impose new restrictions that will likely limit oil consumption. The drop in crude prices was also supported by EIA’s new weekly report showing that total domestic crude inventories grew by 4.3 million barrels to 492.4 million barrels last week. As demand concerns continue to weigh on the market, crude prices will likely continue to decline.

REGIONAL PRICES

Atlanta ($1.96)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($2.04), Brunswick ($2.03) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.00).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($1.84), Columbus ($1.85) and Rome ($1.87). 

 

CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)  

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

2019 Low

2019 High

Record High

National

$2.13 

$2.13

$2.16

$2.19

$2.61

$2.23 (January)

$2.90 (May)

$4.11   (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$1.95 

$1.96

$1.98

$2.00

$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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