Southeast gas prices have started to descend after a steady increase since November 15.
Local pump prices became inflated after maintenance issues disrupted Gulf Coast supplies.
The decrease may not last too long, as a number of factors placed upward pressure on oil prices last week.
Crude prices jumped after the national unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in November and consumer sentiment rose to a 5-month high.
The national average for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is $3.26, 1-cent less than last week.
Georgia’s average of $3.23 fell 2 cent from last week.
In Elbert County, the low retail price for gasoline is down one cent from last week’s price of $3.16 to $3.15.