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Gas prices increase across NC

Posted February 3, 2015

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— Drivers across North Carolina might have noticed increased gas prices Tuesday as the record-breaking streak of declining prices nationwide has come to an end.

In some metro areas across the state, the increase has been between one to three cents in less than 24 hours. The increase comes on the heels of gas prices falling nationally for a record 123 consecutive days before inching higher early last week. 

According to AAA of the Carolinas, gas prices are typically low during the winter months as motorists limit extended driving. However, it is not uncommon for gas prices to increase by 30 to 50 cents per gallon between early February and the middle of spring as refineries shut down for maintenance.

"Unfortunately we expect gas prices to continue to rise gradually in the upcoming weeks," said David E. Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. "However, barring any events that could cause global oil prices to greatly increase, we believe we won't see three dollars per gallon in 2015."

North Carolina's statewide average is $2.05 per gallon. South Carolina at $1.87, joins 24 states registering averages below $2 per gallon.


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  • proudgrandmomma Feb 4, 2015

    it simple math and business folks, with supply and demand. first they lure you in with the prices, then they gauge you like nobodies business. now that's what i call high way robbery!!

  • liskm Feb 4, 2015

    Enjoyed it while it lasted. Used Lowe's fuel rewards to clock in for $1.83 gal. this week.
    Wished I had a HUGE tank in back yard to stock up on the price, lol!
    Mini warrior~ filled 5 gal. gas can whilst at it

  • Hondo Feb 4, 2015

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    Obama is horrible at living up to these people's crazy conspiracies. I mean, according to them we would be speaking Chinese now and living in cardboard huts due to a Global Depression. This was to be caused by Obama, and not the guy before him when we actually saw 700,000 job losses a month!..lol

  • Paul M Feb 4, 2015

    Funny, Last month they said gas prices go up because of the winter blend of gas. I guess next they will say there going up because to many cows are eating grass.

  • gmommaopinion Feb 4, 2015

    We all expected it to rise again. We will continue to buy the gas, because we still will be driving.

  • Paul Gallant Feb 4, 2015
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    The value of your SUV goes down every penny the price of gas goes up. Drive on Merica!!

  • Ronald Nunn Feb 4, 2015
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    Boy, that below 2.00/gal didn't last very long now did it? It's all politics.

  • Olenc Native Feb 4, 2015
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    I'll take NC taxes over SC roads any day of the week.

  • George Costanza Feb 4, 2015
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    The price surge ( which will continue) is a result of oil companies laying off workers. The union has called for a strike if anymore refinery workers are fired. This will result in a steep rise in prices over the next few weeks.

  • Doug Hanthorn Feb 4, 2015
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    Er, chicken little, your tail feathers are in a muss! Price gouging? You know this how? Sigh.....