Updated May 22, 2020
Updated May 22, 2020

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Carolinians See Spike in Gas Prices During Holiday Travel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 30, 2019) – The large number of motorists traveling for the holiday season has pushed Carolina gas prices up on the week.

North Carolina’s $2.46 average is up five cents on the week – which was one of the largest weekly increases in the nation, five cents on the month and 31 cents on the year. South Carolina’s $2.34 average is up four cents on the week, three cents on the month and 38 cents on the year.

“Motorists are filling up with much higher prices than last year as they head home from their holiday trips,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Fortunately, as we head into 2020 we expect to see prices drop a few cents and normalize.”

Looking back on 2019, gas prices overall were cheaper this year than last. In 2019, the national gas price average was $2.61, which is ten cents cheaper than the 2018 average of $2.71.

Below is a list of prices by region:

Gas price averages across the nation can be found at

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at     .

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.2 million member and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Public Relations Manager
Tiffany Wright
Work : 704-737-8306
Cell : 704-569-7768