CHARLOTTE – For the first time in months, gas prices averages are down on the week across the Carolinas.
“While gasoline demand remains very high, inventories grew for the first time since early February, which was a pleasant surprise and contributed toward averages in the Carolinas going down this week,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson.
Gas prices in Charlotte averaged $2.66 on May 6, $2.67 on April 29 and $2.58 on April 6. Prices were $2.66 on May 6, 2018.
North Carolina’s $2.70 average is down three cents on the week, up nine cents on the month and is two cents more than it was this time last year. South Carolina’s $2.53 average is three cents less than last week, six cents more than a month ago and two cents less than this time last year.
“Motorists across the Carolinas are likely to continue to see prices fluctuate through this month, potentially going up and down as demand remains high and inventories work to catch up,” added Wright.
Gas price averages across the nation can be found at www.gasprices.aaa.com.