AAA: OIL AND GAS PRICES PLUNGING; DOWN 24 CENTS IN 30 DAYS
Oil Reaches 8-Month Lows; Gas Prices are Lowest Since March
ATLANTA, Ga., (November 12, 2018) — Fuel prices are plunging. Crude oil dove to 8-month lows last week, which means the slump at the pump should continue.
Gas prices in Georgia have declined for the past 30 consecutive days for a total of 24 cents. The state average dropped 7 cents during the past week. Sunday’s state average of $2.57 per gallon is 23 cents less than a month ago, and the lowest since March 29. So far this year, the average price in Georgia was the lowest on January 2 ($2.35/g). Despite the recent discount, Georgia motorists are still paying about 16 cents per gallon more than this time last year.
Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas price averages
- Most expensive gas price averages: Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.66), Brunswick ($2.63), and Athens ($2.60)
- Least expensive gas price averages: Rome ($2.47), Albany ($2.47), and Warner Robins ($2.47)
The national average has declined 20 cents, during the past month. Last week alone, U.S. gas prices dropped 6 cents, on average. However, Sunday’s national average of $2.70 per gallon remains 14 cents more than this time last year, and 21 cents more than this year’s low of $2.49 (January 3).
“Georgia motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices they’ve seen since March,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The price of producing gasoline has dramatically declined during the past month, thanks to concerns of lower global demand and strong fuel supply and production. Unless oil prices change course, motorists could easily see pump prices shed another 10-20 cents before 2019, and slip below year-ago levels by Thanksgiving.”
Oil Prices Drop $18. How Low Will Gas Prices Go?
Crude oil prices declined for a record-setting 10th consecutive day, on Friday. The daily settlement of $60.19 per barrel is the lowest since March.
In the past month, WTI crude declined a total of $16 per barrel on the NYMEX. A loss of that magnitude can ultimately lead to a total discount of 40 cents at the pump. So far, the national average has declined nearly 20 cents since the price of oil started its slide last month.
Domestic crude production reached a new all-time high of 11.6 million barrels per day, according to the Energy Information Administration. Additionally, domestic oil supplies rose for the 8th consecutive week; increasing at total of 10% during that time. These shifting fundamentals have helped create a bearish sentiment in fuel markets.
Gas Price Tools
- GasPrices.AAA.com – Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages
- AAA Mobile app – Free app that compares gas prices near you
- Gas Cost Calculator – Determine how much gasoline will cost on your next road trip
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.703||$2.712||$2.765||$2.910||$2.561||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Florida||$2.574||$2.582||$2.639||$2.815||$2.530||$2.92 (5/25/2018)||$4.08 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.567||$2.577||$2.639||$2.802||$2.412||$2.84 (5/27/2018)||$4.16 (9/15/2008)|
|Tennessee||$2.496||$2.504||$2.551||$2.689||$2.335||$2.73 (5/27/2018)||$4.12 (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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