Press Release Category: Fuel

Gas Prices on the Decline for the First Time in 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 13, 2018) Gas prices in the Carolinas have decreased for the first time week-over-week this year. Prices have gone down four cents in North Carolina in the past week, with today’s average hitting $2.45. Prices have dropped three cents in South Carolina over the last seven days, with today’s average hitting $2.33. […]

GAS PRICES IN THE CAROLINAS REMAIN ON THE RISE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 29, 2018) – Prices at the pump continue to climb across the nation and in the Carolinas. At $2.46, North Carolina’s average is up two cents from last week and 27 cents from this time last year. At $2.33, South Carolina’s average is also up two cents with a 29 cent increase […]

Don’t Be Fueled: Premium Not Always Worth the Price

​ AAA tests show premium fuel benefits some vehicles, but comes at a high cost ​CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 12, 2017) – According to new research from AAA, premium gasoline offers some benefit to select vehicles, but is becoming increasingly expensive for drivers. In recent years, the price gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen […]

Record 2.1 Million Carolinians to Travel this Thanksgiving, Despite Higher Gas Prices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 16, 2017) AAA Carolinas projects that 2.1 million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, with over 1.4 million North Carolinians and 700,000 South Carolinians traveling. This represents a 3.3% over from 2016. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Sunday, Nov. 26. […]

Gas Prices Rise as Holiday Travel Approaches

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (November 13, 2017) Gas prices have increased across the Carolinas as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Strong demand has continued into November and is chipping away at the national gasoline inventory. North Carolina’s state-wide average is $2.41, which is 26 cents higher than this time last year ($2.15) and six cents higher than this […]

Gas Prices Continue to Decline in Carolinas

  ​​CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (October 9, 2017) North and South Carolina are among the top ten largest decreases in gas prices over the past week. As prices continue to drop nationally, North Carolina saw an eight cent drop in the last week while South Carolina saw a nine cent drop. With the latest Energy Information […]

PUMP PRICES SLOWLY FALLING IN THE CAROLINAS POST HURRICANE DEVASTATION

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 18, 2017): ​Although Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have dissipated, Carolinians have yet to feel a huge relief at the pump. Gas prices are falling, albeit very slowly, throughout the Carolinas. In North Carolina, today the statewide average is $2.60, four cents less than a week ago, but still 40 cents more than […]

GAS PRICES CONTINUE SPIKE IN CAROLINAS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

emnants of Harvey Expected to Drive Gas Prices through the month Prospect of Hurricane Irma May Impact Prices As Well ​ CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 5, 2017) The impact from Hurricane Harvey continues to drive up gas prices across the country. Gas prices spiked throughout the Carolinas over the Labor Day holiday, resulting in the highest […]

Carolinians Feeling the Effects of Harvey at the Pump

Harvey-Induced Refinery and Pipeline Shut Downs Spur Short-Term Spike CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 31, 2017) Gas prices continue to rise as an effect of Hurricane Harvey. In North Carolina, the statewide average price is currently $2.36 – which is a seven cent increase overnight and a 17 cent increase since before Harvey hit. In South Carolina, […]

LABOR DAY GAS PRICES UNCERTAIN AS HARVEY CONTINUES TO WREAK HAVOC IN GULF

As the holiday weekend approaches, pump prices fluctuate due to Hurricane Harvey’s continual damage. ​ CHARLOTTE, NC (August 30, 2017) As the summer winds down, Carolinian’s are gearing up to take one last vacation over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. In 2016, an estimated 1,032,000 North Carolinian’s and 460,000 South Carolinian’s traveled for the long […]