CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 15, 2019) – Gas prices have increased on the week again in the Carolinas, steadily surpassing the prices of last year.
North Carolina’s $2.67 average is up six cents on the week, 23 cents on the month and six cents on the year. South Carolina’s $2.52 average is up five cents on the week, 23 cents on the week and five cents on the year.
“An increase in gas prices around this time of year is not uncommon, but the extent to which we’ve seen prices go up is pretty astonishing,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Motorists are seeing prices increase as gasoline stocks decreased substantially by 7.7 million bbl amid summer-like demand.”
Below is a breakdown of prices by region: