Further gasoline price rise expected

Kroger gas station on Concord Road and South Cobb Drive in article about higher gas pricesKroger gas station on Concord Road and South Cobb Drive -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

A further gasoline price rise is expected due to a decrease in supply.

According to a news release from Garrett Townsend, the public affairs director for AAA – The Auto Club Group, “Georgia gas prices increased another 8 cents last week, setting a new 2019-high of $2.50 per gallon on Sunday. The state average increased 37 of the past 39 days for a total increase of 36 cents per gallon.”

Georgia gasoline prices average $2.50 per gallon for regular unleaded. Sunday’s average increased 8 cents from last week’s price, 22 cents more than last month, and is nearly the same price as this time last year.

“Georgia drivers will likely see another round of rising gas prices this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Both planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, rising demand, and the switch to summer gasoline continue to contribute to the seasonal springtime jump at the pump. Based on current conditions, gas prices will likely peak sometime between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day weekend.”

Cobb County average gas price today

According to the AAA gas price calculator the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Cobb County was $2.491.

This is just the average price. There are always gas stations in the county that offer lower prices. To find prices in the county below the average, you can visit GasBuddy’s Cobb County page.

How does AAA determine gas prices?

AAA explains it’s methodology for collecting data on gasoline prices at the pump as follows:

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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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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