Week After Week, Gas Prices Tick Upward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25. 2018) – Gas prices continue to climb in the Carolinas. North Carolina’s current average is $2.67, a 4-cent increase on the week and a 19-cent increase on the month. South Carolina’s average is $2.54, a 5-cent increase on the week and a 15-cent increase on the month.

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest data registers consumer gasoline demand at 9.857 million b/d. That is the highest level ever on record for the month of April and exceeds typical summer demand measurements. As demand skyrockets, gas prices increased across the country on the week – with the national average ticking up a nickel to $2.78.

“Demand is exceptionally high for this time of year at the pumps – the highest ever seen for the month of April,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “While we hope we won’t hit the $3 mark, we continue to see prices go up each week and we haven’t even started the summer driving season yet.”

Below is a breakdown of regional prices:
“If they haven’t already, gas prices will most likely hit their peak within the next couple of weeks barring any unforeseen circumstances such as a natural disaster or growing geopolitical tensions which could cause prices to surge,” added Wright.

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