AAA: Gas Prices Jump 4 Cents Per Gallon


ATLANTA, Ga., (January 6, 2020) — Georgia gas prices continue upward trend compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.46 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 3 cents more than last month, and 41 cents more than this time last year.

It now costs $36.90 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $5.70 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.84 per gallon.

“The majority of states saw gas prices increase in the last week – some by as much as a nickel to a dime,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Americans maybe concern that this is due to the conflict in the Middle East, at this time it is just too early to speculate. The impact to consumers will be dependent on how expensive crude oil price goes and the duration at which crude sells at the higher price point in the market.”

National Average

Today’s national average is $2.58, which is 1 cent more than last week, 1 cent less than last month, and 34 cents more than this time last year.

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($2.52), Savannah ($2.51), Valdosta ($2.50) and Atlanta ($2.46).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.37), Rome ($2.39), and Gainesville ($2.41).


Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2018 High Record High
National $2.58 $2.58 $2.57 $2.59 $2.24 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.46 $2.45 $2.42 $2.43 $2.05 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology

AAA 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.

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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 60 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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