Though gas prices are stabilizing across the Carolinas, most regions are experiencing increases on the week. North Carolina’s statewide average of $2.17 and South Carolina’s $2.00 are both up on the week.
At $2.17, North Carolina’s average is up six cents on the week, is exactly the same as one month ago, and is down 29 cents on the year. South Carolina’s $2.00 average is up four cents on the week and month, but down 33 cents on the year.
Many motorists filling up across the country are noticing gas prices that are increasing slightly. While nearly 25 states’ averages increased on the week, the national average is only a penny more than a week ago at $2.26. The fluctuating national and state gas price averages come alongside an increase in gasoline demand and reflect the higher crude oil prices as of late, but it’s likely not to be a long-term trend.
“With gasoline stocks sitting at their highest level on record coupled with colder-than-normal weather forecasted for much of the Midwest and East Coast, motorists are likely to see demand drop and gas prices decrease or hold steady this week,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.
Below is a breakdown of prices across the region:
Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile .
AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million member and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.
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