Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.51 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 18 cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than last month, and 21 cents more than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $37.65 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is 75 cents more than what motorists paid in January of 2020, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.
“Abnormally cold temperatures over the last week along the Gulf Coast has contributed to raising gas prices,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The situation is fluid and it is possible to see an increase in Georgia gas prices this coming week.”
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 13 cents to $2.63. The jump in the national average is a direct result of all major Gulf Coast refineries being impacted by the recent winter storm, which has caused gas supplies to tighten and pump prices to increase. Until refineries resume normal operations, supply is expected to remain tight in impacted areas, especially with road conditions and power outages reducing fuel deliveries. Warmer weather is expected in the Gulf Coast in coming days, which will assist with getting refinery operations up and running again. Until then, the impact will result in most drivers seeing pump prices increasing another 5-15 cents through the weekend.
- Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.56), Savannah ($2.54), and Gainesville ($2.52).
- Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.43), Rome ($2.45), and Albany ($2.47).
- Area Gas Prices-Chattooga ($2.37), Walker ($2.43), Floyd ($2.47), Gordon ($2.51), DeKalb, AL ($2.34), Cherokee, AL ($2.27)