Gasoline prices on the rise – Cobb at $2.27

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

According to a press release from Garrett Townsend, the Georgia Public Affairs Director for AAA, Georgia gasoline prices set a new 2019 high of $2.30 per gallon.

The price has risen for 18 consecutive days, for a 16 cent increase.

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Sunday’s state average of $2.30 per gallon is 2 cents more than a week ago, and 16 cents more than last month.  This is still 13 cents below the average cost this time last year. The all-time record national high for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $4.114, set on July 17, 2008.

“Pump prices have steadily climbed in Georgia, and that springtime bounce is far from finished,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Normal spring factors like rising demand, refinery maintenance, and the introduction of summer-blend gasoline should keep upward pressure on pump prices for the next couple of months. Gas prices generally reach their annual peak by Memorial Day, unless a hurricane or refinery outage threatens supplies. AAA forecasts prices will peak at around $2.75 before summer.”

Cobb County gasoline prices

As of this morning, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Cobb County was $2.274.  This is about 2 cents lower than this morning’s statewide average of $2.299.

Highest and lowest Georgia averages

According to the AAA press release:

  • Most expensive gas prices: Brunswick ($2.46), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.39), Savannah ($2.36)
  • Least expensive gas prices: Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.22), Warner Robins ($2.23), Dalton ($2.24)

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.

1 Comment on "Gasoline prices on the rise – Cobb at $2.27"

  1. Gas always goes up in the spring due in part to supply and demand. Lots of road trips and vacations this time of year. I hope it doesn’t go to $2.75 a gallon!

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