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Gas Prices Continue Drop In N.C., But Triangle Still Highest

Posted September 12, 2005 4:04 a.m. EDT

— Gas prices dipped more throughout North Carolina over the weekend, but were still highest in the Triangle.

The lowest average price per gallon of regular unleaded gas was in the Greensboro area at $2.96, according to an

Oil Price Information Report from AAA


The highest gas prices in the state remained in the Triangle, where gas was $3.08 a gallon. Prices peaked in the Triangle at an average of $3.20 a gallon Labor Day weekend when supplies became tight after Hurricane Katrina caused two major pipelines to shut down.

The pipelines have since reopened, causing price drops throughout the region. The state average price is down from the record of $3.17 to $3.02 per gallon.