ATLANTA, Ga., (May 13, 2019) — Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average of $2.68 per gallon for regular unleaded- 4 cents less than a week ago and 1 cent less than this time last month. Motorists are paying an average of $40.20 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $2.40 from when prices were their highest last May.
“Gas prices are as much as 6 cents cheaper this week for all states in the South and Southeastern region,” said Montrae Waiters, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Motorists in Florida saw the largest decrease (-7 cents) followed by South Carolina and Georgia – both which saw a 4 cent decrease.”
The drop in gasoline prices could be a result of recent unpredictable weather, particularly in the Midwest, that caused gas demand to decline. Typically, during this time, switching to the more expensive summer blend gasoline, ongoing refinery maintenance, and healthy consumer demand all contribute to pump prices increasing.
The price of crude oil held relatively steady last week, averaging $61.83 per barrel; almost a dollar less than the week before. Friday’s daily settlement of $61.66 per barrel is nearly $5/b less than this year’s high – set two weeks ago. Meanwhile, gasoline futures dropped four cents on the NYMEX. Wholesale gasoline has declined nearly 10 cents in the past two weeks, which lowers the cost for retailers to purchase fuel.
- The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets are: Alabama ($2.48), Louisiana ($2.49), Mississippi ($2.49), South Carolina ($2.49), Arkansas ($2.53) Oklahoma ($2.57), Texas ($2.57), Tennessee ($2.57), Missouri ($2.58) and Virginia ($2.61).
- The nation’s top 10 yearly changes are: California (+38 cents), Arizona (+20 cents), Nevada (+20 cents), Ohio (-18 cents), Delaware (-16 cents), Washington (+15 cents), Oregon (+14 cents), Kentucky (-14 cents), Michigan (-12 cents) and Alaska (+11 cents).
- Most expensive metro markets – Atlanta ($2.73), Athens ($2.72), Hinesville- Fort Stewart ($2.70).
- Least expensive metro markets – Catoosa-Dade- Walker ($2.51).
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.86||$2.86||$2.89||$2.82||$2.86||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.68||$2.68||$2.72||$2.67||$2.71||$2.84 (5/27/2018)||$4.16 (9/15/2008)|
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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.
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 AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.