Kemp Extends Gas Tax Suspension due to inflation and uncertain economy
Georgians will continue to save more at the pump due to an executive order from Gov. Brian Kemp. Kemp blamed “Bidenomics” and high inflation in a statement released Friday morning.
The executive order extends the suspension of the state’s excise tax on gasoline until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2023. The state of emergency initially began on Sept. 13 in response to high inflation affecting Georgians.
“Our state's average gas price is now roughly 40 cents less than it was last month. With our partners in the General Assembly, we'll keep working to put money back in the pockets of Georgia families," said Kemp.
According to AAA, Georgia’s gas prices are some of the lowest in the nation, with the state’s average gas prices being 50 cents lower than the national average.
Gov. Kemp first suspended the state’s gas tax in March 2022 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which led to a spike in gas prices nationwide. The 10-month suspension saved Georgians roughly $1.7 billion at the pump.