CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 6, 2019) – For the first time in months, gas prices averages are down on the week across the Carolinas.
“While gasoline demand remains very high, inventories grew for the first time since early February, which was a pleasant surprise and contributed toward averages in the Carolinas going down this week,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.
North Carolina’s $2.70 average is down three cents on the week, up nine cents on the month and is two cents more than it was this time last year. South Carolina’s $2.53 average is three cents less than last week, six cents more than a month ago and two cents less than this time last year.
“Motorists across the Carolinas are likely to continue to see prices fluctuate through this month, potentially going up and down as demand remains high and inventories work to catch up,” added Wright.
Below is a breakdown of prices by region:
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.