Gas Prices Drop Over Weekend, Hold Steady Again in Elbert County

July 10, 2013

Gas prices fell across the Southeast during the busiest summer holiday weekend.

Although pump prices decreased, motorists still paid an average of 15 cents more for a gallon of regular gasoline than they did during last year’s Independence Day holiday.

Lower gas prices are not expected to last much longer as unrest in Egypt continues to create concerns of supply disruptions in the Middle East, while increased fuel demand and a jump in U.S. payrolls helped push oil prices higher.

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.47, 2 cents less than last week.

Georgia’s state average of $3.34 fell 3 cents from last Sunday.

According to, the low retail price for gasoline in Elbert County continues to hold steady at $3.11.