AAA: Georgia gas price average at an all-time high

Published 9:25 pm Monday, March 14, 2022

Georgia gas prices continue to rise at the pump compared to a week ago, AAA said Monday.

Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $4.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 32 cents more than a week ago, 96 cents more than last month and $1.61 more than this time last year. These prices have not been seen since Sept. 2008 when gas was $4.16 in Georgia.   

It now costs motorists $64.35 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline.

“Georgians are paying more than they ever have for gasoline and are looking for ways to spend less at the pumps,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman.

“There are simple ways to get the most for your money when you fill up. To start with, ensure your vehicle is properly maintained, so you get optimal fuel economy.

Unfortunately, drivers should anticipate gas prices to remain high for weeks to come.”

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 32 cents to $4.32.

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues to bring uncertainty to the market. Since the New Year, the national average has continued a steady climb due to strained supply and increased demand.

But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February caused oil prices to spike further. These are numbers not seen at the pump since the financial crisis in 2008, the highest on record until last week (note: AAA historic data is not adjusted for inflation).

The most expensive Georgia metro markets include Atlanta ($4.32), Brunswick ($4.31) and Athens ($4.29).  The least expensive Georgia metro markets include Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($4.15), Augusta-Aiken ($4.22) and Warner Robins ($4.23). 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. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. Drivers can check area gas prices on the AAA Mobile App.