Gas Prices Drop Nationally, Statewide, and Locally

December 11, 2013

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.