AAA: GEORGIA PUMP PRICES DROP 2 CENTS
ATLANTA, Ga., (January 13, 2020) — Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents more than last month, and 37 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs $36.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $4.50 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.
“While there is still clear geopolitical tension in the Middle East at this time, there appears to be no immediate threat to crude supply domestically or globally that can support a sustained increase to crude oil prices or domestic wholesale gasoline prices,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices will likely decline moving into the week, assuming that no further actions increase tension in the region.”
Today’s national average is $2.58, which is the same as last week, 1 cent less than last month, and 34 cents more than this time last year. Wholesale gas prices and crude prices saw temporary, reactive spikes as a result of increased tension between the U.S. and Iran after the U.S. announced that it killed Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani last week. Tensions have since eased, with the U.S. announcing new economic sanctions on Iran instead of additional military strikes, helping to calm the market.
- Most expensive Georgia metro markets –Savannah ($2.51), Brunswick ($2.50), and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.46).
- Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.36), Rome-Dalton ($2.38), and Warner Robbin ($2.40).
CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2019 Low||2019 High||Record High|
|National||$2.58||$2.58||$2.58||$2.57||$2.24||$2.23 (January)||$2.90 (May)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.44||$2.45||$2.46||$2.40||$2.07||$2.04 (January)||$2.74 (April)||$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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