Press Release Category: Fuel

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 […]

Independence Day Holiday Gas Prices to be Highest in Four Years, but Cheaper than this past Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 2, 2018) – At $2.65 in North Carolina and $2.52 in South Carolina, gas prices are at their highest point for an Independence Day holiday in four years. However, for the nearly 1,765,680 Carolinians expected to travel by car this week, they will find prices at the pump 15 (NC) and 13 […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 27, 2018) – At $2.85, the national gas price average is five cents cheaper than a week ago, 12-cents less than a month ago, but 58-cents more than a year ago. Gas prices have consistently been declining since Memorial Day. On the week, 49 states saw pump prices drop. North Carolina’s $2.66 […]


AAA: CAROLINIANS WILL SET NEW INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY TRAVEL RECORDS CHARLOTTE, NC (June 21, 2018) – This Independence Day holiday, a record-breaking 1,312,500 North Carolinians, and more than 661,500 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more away from home – an increase of more than 5 percent from last year – taking to the nation’s […]

Gas Prices Trend Cheaper, but Increases are Likely Looming

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 18, 2018) – On the week, the national gas price average is two cents cheaper at $2.90. Today’s national average is only one cent more expensive than a month ago, but 60 cents more expensive than a year ago. Nationwide, 44 states have less expensive or steady gas price averages compared to […]

Paying at the Pump is Taking Up More of Motorists’ Paychecks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 13, 2018) – Consumers are spending $69 more a month to fill-up compared to last summer. According to AAA, gasoline expenses are accounting, on average, for seven percent of an American’s 2018 annual income, a one and half percent increase since the summer of 2017. With strong summer consumer gasoline demand expected […]

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 […]

Gas Prices Hold Steady Through Holiday Weekend as Crude Price Plunges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 29, 2018) – Over the long holiday weekend, the national gas price average has held steady for five days at $2.97, signaling that prices may be stabilizing as we head into June. This development comes as crude oil prices start to fall following some of the highest prices in three-years. ​ Prices […]

National Gas Price Average Jumps 12-Cents in 14-Days; Motorists to Pay Highest Memorial Day Prices Since 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 21, 2018) – Gas prices jumped 12 cents over the past 14 days, and six-cents since last Monday, landing the national average at $2.93 – the highest price point going into the Memorial Day weekend since 2014. The spike has been felt in the Carolinas as well. North Carolina’s $2.76 average today […]

Despite High Gas Prices, Carolinians Plan to Travel in Record Numbers for Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2018) – AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,260,000 North Carolinians and 593,250 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5% from last year. “Although Carolinians will be filling up at the pumps with the highest gas prices since 2014, […]