Press Release Category: Travel

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 […]

Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Put Drivers at Risk 

AAA tests reveal hazards of worn tires in wet weather CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jun. 7, 2018) – Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect – tires. New research from AAA reveals that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average […]

AAA Carolinas: Make Load-Securing a Habit

Secure Your Load Day is June 6 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 5, 2018) – The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that nationally over 51,000 car crashes are caused by debris on the road every year. Secure Your Load Day is Wednesday, June 6 and AAA Carolinas urges motorists to make load-securing a habit before hitting 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 […]