Current Gasoline Price Averages Keep on Falling in the Carolinas

The prices of gasoline in the area of Charlotte, North Carolina did not change much in the past weeks, with the current gasoline price average for the week decreasing slightly to a level lower than the price on the same day last week, almost matching the price on the same period last month. AAA Carolinas said that Charlotte’s almost-unchanged average price at the pump occurs despite the continuous drop in the national average.

Locally, the regular unleaded gasoline price average is $3.28 a gallon, a lower rate compared to last week’s $3.31 per gallon. In the previous month, the metro area of Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill had an average gasoline price of $3.29 per gallon.

In North Carolina, the average gasoline price today is $3.30 a gallon. That is lower compared to last week’s rate of $3.32 per gallon and last month’s statewide average of $3.34 a gallon.

In South Carolina, the average gasoline price today is $3.11 a gallon. That is below the average price at the pump last week of $3.15 per gallon and the same compared to the average of the state in the previous month.

Nationally, the current gasoline price average of $3.34 a gallon is lower than both last week’s $3.39 and last month’s $3.45.

The prices of gasoline throughout the U.S. stay at record high levels for this period of the year in spite of the recent drops, according to AAA in its monthly gasoline report.

The national gasoline price average is expected by the auto club to keep on falling until the end of 2012.

By: Chris Termeer