Gas prices up slightly

Monday, June 19, 2023–9:10 a.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Georgia’s gas price average increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago.

Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is two cents higher than a week ago, three cents more than a month ago, but $1.19 less than this time last year.

Local averages on Monday were $3.18 in Floyd County and Chattooga County, $3.24 in Gordon County, $3.26 in Polk County, and $3.32 in Bartow County.

It now costs an average of $49.35 to fill a 15-gallon tank of regular gasoline. Drivers are now paying almost $18.00 less to fill up at the pump compared to a year ago.

“Lackluster demand and low oil costs are keeping gas prices relatively stable,” said Montrae Waiters, AAA-The Auto Club Group spokeswoman. “Pump prices could potentially increase heading into the July Fourth holiday if crude oil prices increase. If the cost of oil remains low, Georgians may find gas prices that are flat or drifting slightly lower in the coming weeks.” 

National Gas Price Average Drift Lower

Since last Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by 2 cents to $3.57 compared to a week ago.

The start of summer is nearly here, and drivers nationally are finding prices far lower than last year. Drivers are benefitting financially, with 20 gallons of gas costing nearly $30 less than last year.

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased slightly from 9.22 to 9.19 million barrels a day last week.

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