AAA: Georgia gas prices hold steady
From AAA Media Services and Staff Reports
Georgia gas prices remain unchanged this week. Motorists continue to pay an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 15 cents more than last month and $1.28 more than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $48.75 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.88 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.
Here in Coweta County, GasBuddy reports today that $3.09 is the lowest price in both 30263 and 30277 zip codes. The $3.09 in the 30263 zip code is at Corinth Road stations – Marathon and Texaco – while Sam’s Club and Costco are also at $3.09 in 30277. The lowest price in 30265 is $3.12 at BJ’s Club and the lowest in Senoia (30276) is $3.19 at Chevron on Hwy. 85. In neighboring Peachtree City, the lowest is $3.19 at Circle K and Kroger on Crosstown Drive.
“Georgia statewide pump price averages have managed to remain stable for the past few weeks.” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Crude oil prices are still elevated, which impacts the cost of gas. Georgians can anticipate prices to remain elevated through the Thanksgiving Holiday.”
Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.32), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.29), and Brunswick ($3.27).
Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.12), Warner Robins ($3.13), and Albany ($3.14).
National Average Takes Step Back
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by a penny to $3.41. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 1.6 million barrels to 212.7 million barrels last week. Gasoline demand also dropped from 9.5 million barrels a day to 9.26 million barrels a day. The decrease in demand has contributed to some price relief at the pump for drivers. However, pump prices will likely remain elevated as long as oil prices are above $80 per barrel.