Gas Prices Up on the Week, Down on the Month As Demand Remains High

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 9, 2018) – North Carolina’s statewide gas average ($2.67) is up two cents on the week and South Carolina’s $2.53 average is up one cent on the week. Prices are fluctuating across the nation, with some states seeing slight increases while some are seeing slight decreases.

“Demand for gasoline this summer remains very strong week-over-week, driving gas prices higher alongside rising crude prices,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Today motorists across the Carolinas are experiencing a relief from the peak prices we have been used to, but are still paying over 50 cents higher than this time last year.”

South Carolina’s $2.53 average remains the cheapest average in the country.

Below is a breakdown of the price change over the last month:

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.com/mobile .

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million member and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

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For more information on this press release, please contact:

Public Relations Manager
Tiffany Wright
tmwright@aaacarolinas.com
Work : 704-737-8306
Cell : 704-569-7768