Gas prices in Georgia are dropping ahead of Thanksgiving

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Georgia’s gas price average continues to trend lower ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 6 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents less than a month ago, and 13 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $46.65 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $2.00 less to fill-up at the pump compared to last month.


“The over 1.5 million Georgians hitting the road for Thanksgiving will find pump prices less expensive compared to last year,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “When it comes time to fill-up during the trip, drivers should keep in mind that gas stations along highly traveled routes may find prices more expensive. AAA recommends drivers download the free AAA Mobile app to find the lowest gas prices in their area.”

National Average Trends Downward

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 10 cents to $3.67. According to data from the Energy Information Administration, gas demand decreased from 9.01 million barrels a day to 8.74 million barrels a day last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks rose by nearly 2.2 million barrels to 207.9 million barrels. Increasing supply and falling gasoline demand have contributed to pushing pump prices lower. As demand remains low and stocks grow, drivers will likely continue to see pump prices decline ahead of Thanksgiving. 

Regional Prices:

Atlanta- $3.14

Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.19), Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($3.18) and Brunswick ($3.17).

Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Columbus ($3.03), Rome ($3.01) and Warner Robins ($2.98).

Current and Past Price Averages (Regular Unleaded Gasoline) 

Gas prices in Georgia are dropping ahead of ThanksgivingSundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$3.67 $3.68 $3.77 $3.83  $3.41  $5.01   (6/14/2022)
Georgia$3.11 $3.12  $3.17  $3.23 $3.24 $4.49   (6/15/2022)
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Money-Saving Tips for Drivers

  • Shop around for gas prices. Drivers can check area gas prices on the AAA Mobile App.
  • Consider paying in cash vs. credit card. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Enroll in fuel savings programs.

Fuel-Saving Tips for Drivers 

  • Maintain your vehicle to ensure optimal fuel economy. Find a trusted automotive facility at AAA.com/AutoRepair.
  • Combine errands to limit driving time. 
  • Slow down. Fuel economy diminishes significantly at highway speeds above 50 mph. 
  • Drive conservatively and avoid aggressive driving. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.

Traffic Safety Tip: AAA-The Auto Club Group “Move Over For Me” Campaign

“Drivers, if you see a disabled vehicle on the roadside while traveling, be courteous and Move Over,” said Waiters. “Remember the person broke down could be you, a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor. Move Over for the safety of others and because it is the right thing to do!”

Video: Move Over For Me PSA

Gas Price Survey Methodology

AAA updates fuel price averages daily atwww.GasPrices.AAA.comEvery 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.