AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue to Drop
ATLANTA, Ga., (June 3, 2019) — Georgia gas prices continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average of $2.57 per gallon for regular unleaded- 4 cents less than a week ago, 15 cents less than a month ago, and 25 cents less than this time last year. Motorists are paying an average of $38.55 for a full 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline; a discount of $3.45 from when prices were their highest last May.
“Gas prices have been trending lower now for the past month and there are no signs of pump prices changing gears toward more expensive for the summer season as anticipated,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA- The Auto Club Group. “One major indicator supporting this forecast is the price of crude oil which last week dropped by $6 to $53/bbl, which is one of the lowest prices of the year.”
South and Southeast
Gas prices across the South and Southeast states are among the cheapest in the country selling, on average, for $2.57 or less, with the exception of New Mexico ($2.69). The states with the cheapest averages in the region and the county are: Mississippi ($2.39), Louisiana ($2.39), Alabama ($2.41), South Carolina ($2.43), Arkansas ($2.46), Texas ($2.48) and Oklahoma ($2.55).
On the week, Texas (-5 cents), Georgia (-4 cents) and Louisiana (-4 cents) saw the largest pump price drops in the region. Following behind are Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina with gas price declines of three cents since last Monday. All other states saw smaller declines or averages held steady.
The region continues to see declines at the pump thanks to a steady build of gasoline stocks, which increased by 1.2 million bbl according to the latest EIA data. With refinery utilization at 95% and stocks totaling 84.7 million bbl — a nearly 6 million bbl year-over-year surplus — motorists in the South and Southeast can expect gas prices to push lower in the coming weeks.
- Most expensive metro markets –Hinesville- Fort Stewart ($2.63), Savannah ($2.62), and Atlanta ($2.61).
- Least expensive metro markets – Catoosa-Dade- Walker ($2.41), Albany ($2.43), and Dalton ($2.44).
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES
Regular Unleaded Gasoline
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.81||$2.82||$2.83||$2.89||$2.95||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.57||$2.58||$2.61||$2.72||$2.82||$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.
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