CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 8, 2019) – Gas prices are heating up alongside summer temperatures across parts of the country and in parts of the Carolinas. In addition to rising gasoline demand, 13 states this month, including South Carolina, have introduced new gas taxes that have contributed to the increase.
North Carolina’s average of $2.55 is one cent less than last week, two cents more than last month and 11 cents less than this time last year. South Carolina’s $2.41 average is four cents more than last week, three cents more than last month and 12 cents less than this time last year.
“The majority of motorists in the Carolinas can expect to pay more at the pump throughout July, but the good news is we are still paying 10 cents less per gallon than we were this time last year,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.
Below is a breakdown of prices by region:
Today’s national average of $2.75 is four cents more than last week, but less than one cent cheaper than last month and 11 cents less expensive than a year ago.
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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