It’s not the news motorists wanted to hear: both oil and gas prices are on the rise and pump prices are expected to move higher throughout the month. Initially, it looked as though there would be moderate price gains, but some areas have already seen gas prices spike 5 to 15 cents a gallon.
According to AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs Avery Ash, pump prices have been increasing since mid January.
“The national average began 2013 at $3.29, and seventeen days into the new year was virtually unchanged”, said Ash. “Since January 17th, pump prices have jumped twenty-three cents a gallon, and increased for eighteen straight days.”
The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.51, 16 cents more than last week. Georgia’s average of $3.45 rose 13 cents, respectively.
In Elbert County the average price for retail gasoline is $3.29 per gallon. In Wilkes County, $3.33 is the going rate for retail gasoline, and in Lincoln County, the price is a good bit higher at $3.45 per gallon.
Those numbers are according to Motortrend.com.