Georgia gas prices unaffected by Hurricane Florence
September 17, 2018--8:13 a.m.
Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week. Gas prices in Georgia inched lower over the weekend.
Sunday's state average of $2.72 per gallon is the same as last week, and 1 cent less than a month ago and this time last year.
"Both the Colonial and Plantation pipelines - which are the primary suppliers of fuel to the lower Atlantic region - were reportedly unaffected by the storm and are running at full capacity," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "This should help efforts to resupply areas affected by the storm. It's also an indicator that Georgia should continue to remain well supplied with gasoline. Refineries are now preparing to switch to winter-blend gasoline, which is cheaper to produce and normally leads to lower prices at the pump."
Local average gas prices:
Floyd - $2.62
Bartow - $2.75
Gordon - $2.70
Polk - $2.76
Chattooga - $2.64