Georgia Gas Prices Increase Slightly at the Pump

Staff Report

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 1 cent less than last month, and 46 cents less than this time last year.

It now costs motorists $29.40 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.70 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“Georgians who decided to hit the road for Thanksgiving found cheaper gas prices,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Despite the weekly increase, gas prices are more than likely to remain cheap through the end of the year.”


Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 1 cent to $2.12. In its latest report, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) measured demand, for the week ending November 13, at 8.2 million barrels a day. That is not only a weekly decrease, but the lowest demand reading since mid-June. As demand dipped, U.S. gasoline stocks increased to nearly 228 million barrels. Americans can expect gas prices to continue to push less expensive heading into December. 


Atlanta ($1.95)

  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($2.03), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.02) and Brunswick ($2.00).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($1.86), Rome ($1.88) and Dalton ($1.89). 

 CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES (Regular Unleaded Gasoline)  

  Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2019 Low 2019 High Record High
National $2.12  $2.12  $2.11 $2.14  $2.58 $2.23 (January) $2.90 (May) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $1.96  $1.96  $1.95 $1.97  $2.42 $2.04 (January) $2.74 (April) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
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Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at 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.