Gas Prices Set to Decline as Holiday Travel Season Approaches

December 18, 2012

Motorists get the gift of falling gas prices right before the holiday travel season begins on December 22. Pump prices are forecast to decrease even more as millions prepare to take their holiday road trip.

According to Avery Ash, AAA’s Manager of Regulatory Affairs, several factors have contributed to the decline in gasoline prices over the last few weeks.

“Relief is being felt by motorists across the country as pump prices continue to fall approaching the busy end year travel period. These prices have been driven lower by the switch to winter blend fuel, increasing gasoline inventories, lower crude oil prices, lower demand, and other economic concerns”, said Ash.

The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.26, 9 cents less than last week. Georgia’s average price of $3.18 fell 8 cents from last week, respectively.

In Elbert County, the cheapest cost for a gallon of gas is $3.22; and in Wilkes County the low price is $3.23. Those numbers are according to