CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 22, 2019) – With only a penny increase on the week, the national gas price average saw the smallest one-week jump since mid-February. For the last eight weeks, weekly jumps ranged anywhere between a nickel and a nearly a quarter.
In North Carolina, the current average of $2.66 is actually down a cent form a week ago, but still up 17 cents on the month. It is also one cent more than it was this time last year. South Carolina’s $2.53 average is one cent higher than a week ago and 15 cents higher than a month ago. It is also one cent higher than it was this time last year.
“Motorists were treated to a sweet surprise this morning when their gas prices didn’t sky-rocket for yet another week,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Unfortunately, we may see them go up again as gasoline stocks continue to tighten, measuring below levels compared to the same time in the past three years.”
Below is a breakdown of prices by region: