Georgia gasoline prices steady for past week

Kroger gas station on Concord Road and South Cobb Drive in article about gasoline prices remaining steadyKroger gas station on Concord Road and South Cobb Drive (the photo was taken last year, so the prices are outdated)-- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

According to a press release from Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group, Georgia prices at the pump remained steady compared to last week.

Georgia motorists this morning pay an average of $2.43 per gallon for regular unleaded. Today’s state average is 4 cents less than this time last month, and 14 cents less than last year.

“Georgia gas prices have been trending lower for the past two weeks,” said Waiters. “When it comes time to fill-up, motorists should keep in mind that gas stations along highly traveled routes may find prices more expensive than in-town.”

Despite steady Georgia prices, the national average rose by two cents per gallon.

The AAA press release explained the national increase as follows:

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.62 per gallon, which is 2 cents more than last week, 2 cents less than a month ago, and 8 cents less than this time last year. New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that total domestic stocks of gasoline decreased for the sixth consecutive week. At 217.2 million barrels, the current stock level is 10.8 million barrels lower than last year’s level at this time. Reduced stock levels, amid robust demand, have helped to push the national gas price average higher this week.

Cobb County gasoline prices

The average price in Cobb County is $2.47, four cents higher than the statewide average. 

It is always possible to find lower gas prices than the average by comparison shopping or using tools like http://gasbuddy.com.

Some comparisons of prices in Georgia

According to this week’s AAA press release:

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets –Atlanta ($2.46), Savannah-Brunswick-Athens ($2.45), and Gainesville ($2.44).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets– Warner Robins ($2.31), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.32) and Augusta-Aiken ($2.34).

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 atwww.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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