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Gas prices in NC dip to 2013 low

Posted October 11, 2013

Gas prices rise this Memorial Day weekend

— Gas prices in North Carolina are 20 cents cheaper than they were a month ago, marking the lowest average price in 2013, according to data released Friday by AAA Carolinas. 

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas sits at $3.27, compared with $3.72 in October 2012. Gas prices have been falling steadily since July, when the average price was $3.56.  fuel tracker logo stacked Fuel Tracker: Find lowest gas prices

AAA Carolina officials said they expect the trend to continue through Thanksgiving, the most heavily traveled four-day holiday in the state. 

"Falling gas prices is great news for drivers," David Parsons, president and chief executive officer of AAA Carolinas, said in a statement. "We expect prices to continue trending downward, barring any major supply or distribution issues, such as tensions in the Middle East or a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico."

Fayetteville has the lowest prices in the state, averaging $3.21 a gallon. The Triangle averages $3.29, slightly lower than the national average of $3.35. 

The second-lowest gas prices in the country are in South Carolina, where the average sits at $3.09.

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  • Monkey_Joe Oct 14, 2:52 p.m.

    Do you want clean energy or cheap energy? If it were the same thing, we would have switched to clean, cheap energy long ago.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 11, 6:59 p.m.

    "Gas prices may be going down but Duke Power and Aqua (Heater) rates are or have already gone up."

    Thats okay, Wake County taxes are going up almost 10 percent and if you have to buy individual health insurance premiums skyrocketed.

    "We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office"

    The big difference now is THEY WENT UP and STAYED UP. A big part of that is because of the inane energy policies we have that are worse under Obama, including the unnecessary higher food costs. This could be addressed very easily. Lets build several new refineries on both coasts and in the middle of the country. Lets make individual States that WANT special blends responsible for creating those blends inside of their own states. There is more, but just those two actions would significantly reduce the price of fuels.

  • Pseudonym Oct 11, 5:02 p.m.

    Still WAY higher than when Bush was in office.

  • V-Vet 72-75 Oct 11, 3:53 p.m.

    Gas prices may be going down but Duke Power and Aqua (Heater) rates are or have already gone up.

  • HockeyPlayerX Oct 11, 3:16 p.m.

    "We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office" ... only for a few days after Katrina. Average price under Bush was $2.14.

  • kcfoxie Oct 11, 3:05 p.m.

    Watch Maximum Overdrive last night. Was filmed in NC,gas was 1.08. I find it REALLY hard to believe that from 1987 to 2005 that it only went up 72-cents. In 2005 I recall paying 2.80 a gallon, easily, and that was the driving factor in buying a diesel. Love the mpg, haven't panicked about fuel prices since.

  • kcfoxie Oct 11, 3:01 p.m.

    I paid $3.80 a gallon during Bush. On 9-12-2001 ... I'll never forget.

  • Vote for Pedro Oct 11, 2:51 p.m.

    Really???? Where? I never paid $4.00 when Bush was in office
    bettyboopr2

    Apparently, not at the gas station. You can look it up, buy it is true. However, you're right, gas goes up and down all they time, who's in office rarely has anything to do with it.

  • bettyboopr2 Oct 11, 2:36 p.m.

    We were also paying $4.00 when Bush was in office. Gas prices go up and down, regardless of who's in office

    Really???? Where? I never paid $4.00 when Bush was in office

  • tmstubbs63 Oct 11, 2:16 p.m.

    And just yesterday, gas shot up 10 cents a gallon in Greenville....

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