AAA: Little Change to Georgia Gas Price Average

Staff Report

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $4.13 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 42 cents more than last month, and $1.22 more than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $61.95 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline.

“Georgia continues to be one of the least expensive states in the U.S. for gas prices,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “While, prices are appearing to slow down for Georgians, we can anticipate summer gas prices to remain elevated.”

National Pump Price Average highest it has ever been for Memorial Day

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 2 cents to $4.61. According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 500,000 barrels to 219.7 million barrels last week. Gasoline demand also dipped from 9 million barrels a day to 8.8 million barrels a day, approximately 700,000 barrels a day lower than a year ago. The softening of gas demand has helped minimize price increases ahead of Memorial Day. If demand slows following the holiday weekend, pump price increases could be limited as crude prices remain volatile.

Regional Prices

Atlanta- $4.14

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Brunswick ($4.26), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($4.16) and Savannah ($4.15).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Dalton ($4.06), Rome ($4.07) and Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($4.08).  

Georgia Record High Regular Gasoline: $4.29 (3/11/22)