Although gas prices in the Southeast increased, the region still has some of the lowest prices in the country. However, oil and gas prices could fall this week after the International Energy Agency (IEA) cut global demand for 2013 because of slow economic growth across the globe and Europe's continued financial woes.
The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.79, 2 cents less than last week. Florida’s average of $3.72 increased 4 cents from last week. Georgia's average of $3.63 rose 5 cents from last week and Tennessee’s average of $3.55 rose 3 cents from last week, respectively. Discounters in Murfreesboro remained mostly unchanges with regular gas selling in many places for $3.42 per gallon.