GEORGIA GAS PRICES SET NEW 2019-HIGH
The state average rises 16 cents in 18 days
ATLANTA, Ga., (March 4, 2019) — Georgia gas prices set a new 2019-high of $2.30 per gallon, after rising for the 18th consecutive day, for a total of 16 cents.
Sunday’s state average of $2.30 per gallon is 2 cents more than a week ago, and 16 cents more than last month. Despite the uptick, Georgia motorists are still paying 13 cents per gallon less than this time last year.
In February, gas prices around the state averaged $2.19 per gallon. The monthly average is 9 cents more than January 2019, yet 25 cents less than February 2018. So far this month, gas prices remain well below the monthly average in March 2018 of $2.45 per gallon.
“Pump prices have steadily climbed in Georgia, and that springtime bounce is far from finished,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Normal spring factors like rising demand, refinery maintenance, and the introduction of summer-blend gasoline should keep upward pressure on pump prices for the next couple of months. Gas prices generally reach their annual peak by Memorial Day, unless a hurricane or refinery outage threatens supplies. AAA forecasts prices will peak at around $2.75 before summer.”
- Most expensive gas prices: Brunswick ($2.46), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.39), Savannah ($2.36)
- Least expensive gas prices: Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.22), Warner Robins ($2.23), Dalton ($2.24)
Find Local Gas Prices
- Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
- Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.426||$2.425||$2.394||$2.257||$2.532||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Florida||$2.477||$2.480||$2.342||$2.284||$2.541||$2.92 (5/25/2018)||$4.08 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.300||$2.298||$2.280||$2.142||$2.427||$2.84 (5/27/2018)||$4.16 (9/15/2008)|
|Click here to view current gasoline price averages|
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 AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.
Today I am seeing gas prices of $2.69 for regular where the same companies were selling as low as $1.99 per gallon two weeks ago. They use to say a jump like that was the result of OPEC or a devastating storm that damaged a pipeline or refinery. So what is the excuse now? The oil companies do play a significant role in our economy. We have seen the effects of price gouging and the positive effects of reasonable prices.
Se what is the answer?