AAA: Georgia Gas Price Average Remains Steady for Memorial Day

Staff Report

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

Georgia gas price average continues to hold steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight).

Monday's state average is 8 cents less than a month ago, and 88 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $48.75 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $14.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Georgia gas prices saw minimal or no change at the pumps across the state heading into the Memorial Day weekend,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “We anticipated a seasonal surge in gasoline demand leading into the long holiday weekend. But the increase is mitigated by the low cost of oil, which is wobbling around in the low $70s per barrel.” 

National Gas Prices Creep Higher as Drivers Fuel Up Ahead of Memorial Day   

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 4 cents to $3.57 compared to a week ago (subject to change overnight). According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.91 to 9.43 million barrels a day last week. Rising demand has helped to boost pump prices. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 2 million barrels to 216.3 million barrels. If gas demand grows amid tighter supplies, drivers may see pump prices rise. 

Regional Prices:

Atlanta: $3.24

The most expensive Georgia metro markets – are Savannah ($3.39), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.33), and Brunswick ($3.31).

The least expensive Georgia metro markets – are Rome ($3.16), Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($3.15), and Gainesville ($3.13).