Wednesday August 4th, 2021 2:17PM

AAA: Georgia gas prices rise for the first time in a few weeks

By AccessWDUN Staff

Reversing a trend seen over the past few weeks, Georgia gasoline prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are paying an average price of $2.93 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is two cents higher than a week ago, two cents higher than last month and 94 cents more than this time last year.

The Gainesville metro has some of the lowest average prices in the state at $2.89 a gallon. 

It costs Georgia motorists $43.95 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline, which is $7.05 more than what motorists paid in January of 2020 when pump prices hit their peak of $2.46 per gallon.

"Georgians have seen prices hold steady at the pump for the past few weeks,” said Garrett Townsend, AAA-The Auto Club Group Public Affairs Director. “However, motorists can expect increases at the pump through the end of the month as peak driving season continues and demand grows.”


Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by a penny to $3.14. In its latest weekly report, new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed gas demand jumped from 9.17 million barrels a day to 10.04 million barrels a day last week. The estimated rate, which will likely be revised in a few months after verified data is available, is the highest weekly gas demand estimate released by EIA since 1991 and only reflects one day of the Independence Day holiday weekend. Higher demand and a 6.1 million barrel decline in total gas stocks last week have pushed pump prices higher. If these trends continue, while the price of crude remains above $70 per barrel, American drivers can expect gas prices to continue climbing during the busy summer driving season.


At the close of last Thursday’s formal trading session, WTI increased by 74 cents to settle at $72.94. Crude prices declined earlier in the week due to a stronger dollar and market concerns about excess crude supply. However, prices reversed course following the release of EIA’s report that showed total domestic crude inventories decreased by 6.9 million barrels to 445.5 million barrels last week.


  • Most expensive Georgia metro markets – Savannah ($3.01), Brunswick ($2.99), and Atlanta ($2.94).
  • Least expensive Georgia metro markets – Catoosa-Dade-Walker ($2.83), Warner Robins ($2.87), and Gainesville ($2.89). 
  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Business News, Local/State News, Submitted News
  • Associated Tags: AAA, Georgia gas prices, gas prices increase, weekly fuel price report
© Copyright 2021
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
AAA: Georgia gas prices rise for the first time in a few weeks
Reversing a trend seen over the past few weeks, Georgia gasoline prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are paying an average price of $2.93 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.
8:23AM ( 7 minutes ago )
Jobless rate rises, jobless claims drop in May for Gainesville metro
The May jobs report for the Gainesville metro was a mixed bag, according to Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
7:27AM ( 2 weeks ago )
Forsyth County man named as Alpharetta hotel director of sales
A Forsyth County man has been named the new director of sales at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Alpharetta North - Halcyon.
12:00PM ( 4 weeks ago )
Business News
Remembering the '96 Olympics: We want your photos, memories
This summer is the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and we want to hear your memories and see your photographs from back then.
6:00PM ( 1 week from now )
Pfizer to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster with US officials
Pfizer says it plans to meet Monday with top U.S. health officials to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine
7:09AM ( 1 hour ago )
Single-vehicle accident in Hall County leaves driver dead, passenger injured
One person is dead and another seriously injured after a single-vehicle accident in Hall County on Saturday.
5:11AM ( 3 hours ago )
Local/State News
Piedmont University hosts back-to-campus concert on Aug. 7
Piedmont University will welcome the community back to campus by hosting an evening of entertainment celebrating country music greats.
12:00PM ( 1 day ago )
Community prayer scheduled at Lula Veterans Park
A community prayer service has been scheduled for Sunday evening at Veterans Park in downtown Lula.
7:00AM ( 2 days ago )
Steele named Deputy Tax Commissioner for Hall County
Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden has appointed Richard Steele as Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner of Hall County.
5:00AM ( 2 days ago )
Submitted News
AAA: Georgia pump prices rise 2-cents as Independence Day travel nears
As the Independence Day holiday nears, gasoline prices in Georgia have increased two cents a gallon in the past week.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:20AM ( 2 weeks ago )
AAA: Georgia gas prices down a bit, Gainesville prices among highest in the state
While Georgia gasoline prices dropped a bit over the past week, they are still well above what they were a year ago.
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:30AM ( 1 month ago )
AAA: Georgia gas prices continue to recover following Colonial Pipeline issue
Georgia gas prices are slowly declining following increased demand after the halt in service to the Colonial Pipeline. According to the weekly report from AAA-The Auto Club South, Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.93 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 3 cents less than a week ago.
By Haley Bartoletta
10:36AM ( 1 month ago )
AAA: Georgia gas prices up 21-cents a gallon following Colonial Pipeline problem
Georgia gas stations are still recovering from surging demand last week following the interruption in service to the Colonial Pipeline.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:25AM ( 1 month ago )
AAA: Gas prices surge this week, Colonial Pipeline breach not part of increase
Georgia gasoline prices surged six cents a gallon over the past week, according to AAA-The Auto Club South, but so far the security breach at Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline has not factored into the increase.
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:51AM ( 2 months ago )