Gas prices continue to increase across the Carolinas

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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 in a written statement. “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:

  • Charlotte today's Avg. $2.50, last week's Avg. $2.42, last month's Avg. $2.25 
  • Asheville today's Avg. $2.52, last week's Avg. $2.46, last month's Avg. $2.32
  • Durham today's Avg. $2.53, last week's Avg. $2.47, last month's Avg. $2.33
  • Fayetteville today's Avg. $2.51, last week's Avg. $2.46, last month's Avg. $2.24 
  • Greensboro today's Avg. $2.50, last week's Avg. $2.47, last month's Avg. $2.32
  • Hickory today's Avg. $2.47, last week's Avg. $2.44, last month's Avg. $2.30
  • Raleigh today's Avg $2.50, last week's Avg. $2.48, last month's Avg., $2.33 
  • Wilmington today's Avg. $2.47, last week's Avg. $2.44, last month's Avg. $2.25

Gas price averages across the nation can be found by clicking here