Gas Prices Drop Slightly, Hold Steady in Elbert County

August 21, 2013

Retail gas prices fell from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year.

AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash said that even though prices fell slightly, violence in the Middle East, primarily Egypt, will keep upward pressure on fuel prices.

“Violence in Egypt, Lybia, and Syria continue to be the primary factors sustaining global oil prices”, said Ash. “Egypt is not a major oil producer; however, it does have control over the Suez Canal and Sumed Pipeline, which are key points of transit for the global oil supply from the Middle East.”

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.54, 2 cents less than last week.

Georgia’s average of $3.44 fell 2 cents from last week respectively.

Gas prices held steady in Elbert County, as the low price for regular retail gasoline continues to remain at $3.18.