AAA: Gas Prices Set 2019 High


Gas prices rose 11 cents in 12 days

ATLANTA, Ga., (February 25, 2019) — Gas prices in Georgia have increased the past 11 consecutive days for a total of 14 cents.

Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2.28 per gallon for regular unleaded – 9 cents more than a week ago, and 12 cents more than this time last month. Still, drivers are paying 10 cents per gallon less than this time last year.

Drivers are now paying $34 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $9 compared to when prices were their highest last May.

So far this month, gas prices have averaged $2.18 per gallon, which is 8 cents more from January’s monthly average, yet 26 cents per gallon less than the monthly average in February 2018.

Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas price averages

  • Most expensive gas price averages: Brunswick ($2.32), Atlanta ($2.31), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.30)
  • Least expensive gas price averages: Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.20), Augusta-Aiken ($2.21), Warner Robins ($2.22)

“Gas prices rose as predicted last week, due to crude price gains and oil refineries conducting seasonal maintenance,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gas prices may fluctuate over the next couple weeks, but will mostly follow an upward trend this spring, as demand rises and refineries switch to a more expensive summer-blend gasoline. AAA forecasts the national average should peak at around $2.75 by Memorial Day weekend. That opens the door for an average increase of another 35 cents this spring.”

Crude oil has a significant impact on gas prices. About half of what drivers pay at the pump is influenced by the price of crude. Crude prices have risen more than $12 per barrel so far this year. Last week, oil prices steadily climbed. On Friday, the U.S. benchmark, WTI, settled at $57.26 per barrel on the NYMEX – an increase of nearly $2/b compared to the week before. The price of WTI remains nearly $6 per barrel below last year’s levels.

Gas Price Tools

                                                                   CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                                                                     Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2018 High Record High
National $2.394 $2.392 $2.312 $2.274 $2.518 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.342 $2.342 $2.228 $2.236 $2.524 $2.92 (5/25/2018) $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.280 $2.279 $2.187 $2.156 $2.383 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at 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.

About The Auto Club Group 
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at Visit AAA on the Internet at

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