AAA expects higher Georgia gas prices to continue

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

According to a press release from AAA, the spring rise in the price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Georgia is not over yet, despite prices holding steady for the past week.

While prices may continue to fluctuate, the springtime increase is not over yet,” said Montrae Waiters, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group.  “AAA forecasts the national average should peak at around $2.75 by Memorial Day weekend.”

On Sunday the price in Georgia was $2.61 per gallon for regular unleadedm 13 cents less than the national average.

That amounts to $39.15 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline. However, drivers are only paying 3 cents more than this same time last year,” the press release states.

Cobb County prices

The gas price tool on AAA’s website shows that the average price of gasoline in Cobb County was $2.627 as of the publication of this article on Monday morning. Statewide the price was the same as yesterday at about $2.61.

The lowest price in Cobb reported on Gasbuddy.com was $2.45 at the Sam’s Club on Cobb Parkway.

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.

About The Auto Club Group

According to the press release:

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 59 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 AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.

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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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