Georgia is in the top ten today for largest price change on the week. That change is a 3 cent decrease from the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas at $2.962 to $2.932. A month ago, Georgians were seeing an average of 23 cents less at the pumps.
Nationally, the average dropped one cent, a first since the pipeline shut down two weeks ago, but drivers could see the most expensive this Memorial Day weekend since 2014.
AAA spokesperson, Jeanette McGee says that a 60% increase of traveler’s is expected over last year’s holiday and a strong indication that summer travel is going to be largely popular. “With the increase in travel demand, gas prices are going to be expensive no matter where you fill up, so plan ahead”.
Road trip tips from AAA for Memorial Day travelers:
- Make a good BET before hitting the road: get your battery, engine and tires checked.
- Consider refueling when your gas tank level hits ¼ of a tank.
- Fill up before arriving at your vacation destination. Gas prices are likely to be cheaper outside of popular travel destinations.
- Use your AAA app to find the closest gas station on your route. You can always call ahead to confirm their pumps are flowing.
- Do not leave home without an emergency roadside kit. Include a mobile phone and car charger, first-aid kit, blankets, drinking water, a flashlight with extra batteries, a basic toolkit, warning flares and jumper cables. Don’t forget extra snacks or meals, as well as cleaning supplies, including disinfecting wipes.