AAA: Georgia Gas Prices Holding Steady



ATLANTA, GA., (May 6, 2019) — Georgia gas prices are holding steady compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers continue to pay an average of $2.72 per gallon for regular unleaded which is 18 cents less than the national average. That amounts to $40.80 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline. However, drivers are paying 11 cents more than this same time last month.

“High-drive seasons, such as, Memorial Day and July 4 are likely to see gasoline  prices increase at the pump,” said Montrae Waiters, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group.  “AAA forecasts the national average should peak at around $2.75.”

Pump Prices Continue Spring Increase

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.895 per gallon, which is one cent more than last week, 19 cents more than a month ago, and eight cents more than a year ago. Switching to the more expensive summer blend gasoline, ongoing refinery maintenance, and healthy consumer demand are all contributing to the increase in pump prices across the country. With Memorial Day on the horizon, these factors are likely to continue playing a role in price increases, so American motorists should expect to see prices continue to ascend in the weeks ahead. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released new data that showed total gasoline inventories increased by 1 million bbl last week to 226.7 million bbl. 

Quick Stats

  • The nation’s top ten least expensive markets are: Alabama ($2.513), Mississippi ($2.528), Louisiana ($2.537), South Carolina ($2.553), Arkansas ($2.562), Missouri ($2.600), Tennessee ($2.611), Oklahoma ($2.613), Texas ($2.617) and Kansas ($2.643).
  • The nation’s top ten most expensive markets are: California ($4.094), Hawaii ($3.641), Washington ($3.527), Nevada ($3.469), Oregon ($3.426), Alaska ($3.419), Arizona ($3.154), Idaho ($3.096), Utah ($3.081) and Pennsylvania ($3.057).

Compared to last month, Metro Atlanta’s average daily gas prices increased. Metro Atlanta’s current average is $2.78 per gallon, about 8 cents more than last month’s average and about 4 cents more than this same time last year.


Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2018 High Record High
National $2.90 $2.90 $2.89 $2.72 $2.81 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.72 $2.72 $2.73 $2.61 $2.72 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
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Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA 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 9.9 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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