Georgia gasoline prices took a three-cent dip over the last week. AAA's weekly fuel price report showed the average price for gasoline is $1.95 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday's state average is five-cents less than last month and 48 cents less than this time last year.
It now costs motorists $29.25 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $11.85 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.
“The U.S. has a very healthy level of gasoline stocks due to lower demand and that is keeping gas prices low,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Georgians most likely will continue to see cost savings at the pump until the end of fall.”
NATIONAL AVERAGE CONTINUES TO DROP WHILE DEMAND REMAINS LOW
Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 3 cents to $2.13. In the new weekly report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased from 8.29 million barrels a day to 8.55 million barrels a day. However, the current estimate for demand is 1.23 million barrels a day lower than the rate at this time in 2019. Low demand, as total domestic stocks decreased by 900,000 barrels to 226.1 million barrels last week, has helped pump prices decrease. As demand remains low, American drivers should expect pump prices to continue to decline this fall.
OIL MARKETS DYNAMICS
At the close of last Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI decreased by $1.22 to settle at $36.17. Domestic crude prices fell due to market concern about increasing coronavirus infections worldwide, which could lower crude demand as countries impose new restrictions that will likely limit oil consumption. The drop in crude prices was also supported by EIA’s new weekly report showing that total domestic crude inventories grew by 4.3 million barrels to 492.4 million barrels last week. As demand concerns continue to weigh on the market, crude prices will likely continue to decline.
- Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($2.04), Brunswick ($2.03) and Hinesville-Fort Stewart ($2.00).
- Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($1.84), Columbus ($1.85) and Rome ($1.87).
- Hall County motorists are paying $1.94 for gasoline. The lowest price in the surrounding area is in Forsyth County where the average price is $1.90.