CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 25, 2019) – Carolinians are experiencing déjà vu at the pump with gas prices hitting the same price that they were this time last year, and just like last year, they are still climbing.
North Carolina’s $2.49 average is three cents more than a week ago, 19 cents more than a month ago and the same price as this time last year. South Carolina’s $2.40 average is 10 cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than a month ago and one cent more than this time last year.
“Increased demand due to the start of a busy spring travel season has led to rising prices at the pump,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Unfortunately, the increase won’t be short lived as we expect gas prices to continue a steady climb, which could last through Memorial Day.”
Below is a breakdown of gas prices by region:
Higher crude oil prices could be expected in the near future as a result of crude export sanctions on Iran and Venezuela and OPEC’s production reduction agreement which is in place with other crude producers through June 2019. Should crude prices rise, pump prices will likely follow suit as demand increases.
Gas price averages across the nation can be found at www.gasprices.aaa.com
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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