AAA: GEORGIA PUMP PRICES DROP 5 CENTS
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ATLANTA, Ga., (September 30, 2019) — Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.54 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 14 cents more than this time last month, and 18 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs $38.10 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $4.50 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.84 per gallon.
“Although gas demand rebounded last week, growing gasoline stocks have helped to put downward pressure on pump prices after oil prices surged last week in response to attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “As it appears now pump prices will likely continue to hold steady moving into this week.”
Growing Gas Stocks Contribute To Pump Prices Stabilizing
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.65 per gallon, which is one cent less than a week ago, seven cents more than a month ago, and 22 cents less than a year ago. Pump prices are continuing to stabilize for the majority of motorists, following the release of new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). In its report for the week ending on September 20, EIA’s data revealed that total domestic gasoline stocks grew by 500,000 bbl to 230.2 million bbl. Imports of gasoline, which surged from 500,000 b/d to 800,000 b/d last week, helped domestic gas stocks to grow.
- Most expensive Georgia metro markets –Atlanta ($2.61), Gainesville ($2.58), and Athens ($2.58).
- Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.35), Augusta-Aiken ($2.40), and Dalton ($2.41).
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.65||$2.65||$2.66||$2.57||$2.87||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.54||$2.55||$2.59||$2.40||$2.72||$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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