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Gas prices remain near record

Posted March 21, 2008
Updated October 17, 2011

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— If your Easter weekend plans include travel in the Triangle, you can expect to pay about $3.26 per gallon for gas. That is 80 cents more than the average just one year ago.

Prices in the middle of the state fall in the middle of the range.

The highest average price recorded Friday was in Wilmington, where some stations were charging $3.30 per gallon.

The cheapest prices statewide are in the Fayetteville area, where the average price per gallon was $3.24.


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  • trunkmonkee1971 Mar 21, 2008

    Yep. They will remain this way until consumers slack off a little. We are not giving any indications that the price is too high. The President has nothing to do with the prices. Out of control speculation on oil futures and out of control Americans are shouldering the blame for this issue. Besides, there are more important things to worry about than gas prices. Debt free (or as close to it as possible) is the way to be.

  • DurhamDude Mar 21, 2008

    Each American needs to continue to do more to conserve fuel and stop wasting it. More effort in alternative fuels and transportation needs to be done.

  • butterpie Mar 21, 2008

    Gas prices need to be high enough to cause people to look for alternative modes of transportation. Period. We did this, guys.

  • blinky1979 Mar 21, 2008

    Prices in the Indian Trail, NC area are $3.18

  • andrewsnc5 Mar 21, 2008

    Thank you Mr. President.

  • TheAdmiral Mar 21, 2008

    I think that impeachment of politicians is in order. They can relax the gas tax and bring it down .20 cents and make people feel happy.

    Welcome to the Democratically controlled state of North Carolina - where the taxes are high and the care about the public is low.

  • Miaitaliana Mar 21, 2008

    there is cheaper at the walmart in Wake Forest, NC.....3.20 per gallon