31 January 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 Pump Prices Jump 7 Cents

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ATLANTA, Ga., (January 31, 2022) — Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.20 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 7 cents more than a week ago, 10 cents more than last month, and 96 cents more than this time last year.

It costs motorists $48.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline.

“Georgia motorists saw a jump at the pump this weekend,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “The probable cause for the increase appears to be the rise in crude oil prices, and the possibility of war in the Ukraine. Georgians should anticipate gas prices to continue to rise, especially by the spring driving season.”

High Crude Prices Keep National Average Elevated

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline increased 4 cents. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gasoline demand rose slightly from 8.22 million barrels a day to 8.51 million barrels a day last week. The increase puts gas demand in a typical range for the winter driving season. Continued growth in the price of crude oil has aided in keeping pump prices elevated. If crude prices continue to climb, pump prices will likely follow suit.

Regional Prices

Atlanta ($3.22)

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($3.28), Savannah ($3.27), and Athens ($3.20).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Columbus ($3.08), Albany ($3.12), and Warner Robins ($3.13). 

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.36 

$3.36 

$3.32 

$3.28 

$2.42 

$4.11   (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$3.20 

 $3.19

$3.13 

$3.10 

$2.24 

$4.16   (9/15/2008)

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

AAA tips for saving money on gas:

  1. Combine several errands into one trip to drive fewer miles.
  2. Take things out of your car that might add weight.
  3. Remove things like bike racks to reduce wind resistance.
  4. Avoid fast takeoffs and fast breaking.
  5. Shop around for gas, use the AAA app to find prices.
  6. Look for local discounts.

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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