Pump Prices Continue to Decline as U.S. Demand Dips

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 11, 2018) – At $2.92, the national gas price average has dropped four cents since the beginning of June. Today’s average is three cents less than a week ago, six cents more than a month ago and 58 cents more expensive than a year ago.

“Gas prices continue to dip across the country, but remain nearly 50-cents more expensive than last summer in every state,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “The higher prices seem to be influencing driving habits. While consumer gasoline demand remains strong, it is slowing and not growing.”

South Carolina’s $2.58 average is the cheapest average in the country. It has gone down five cents since the start of June and four cents on the week. In North Carolina, the average ($2.74) has dropped four cents since the start of June. On the week, the state average has gone up one cent.

“Since the heavy travels of Memorial Day Weekend, Carolinians seem to be staying home more,” said Wright. “The lower demand is allowing prices to drop across both states.”

Below is a breakdown of prices by metro area:

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