Gas prices up average of 15-cents in the Carolinas

Gas prices up average of 15-cents in the Carolinas

Gas prices up average of 15-cents in the Carolinas

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- AAA released the latest figures on gas prices across the Carolinas on Tuesday, and according to their report, on average, gas is up 15-cents across the two states in the last month.

In North Carolina, the price per gallon surged 16-cents over the last month from $3.38 per gallon to $3.54. Even with the jump, gas is still 7-cents cheaper than this time last year.

South Carolinians are slightly less impacted, with a jump in price per gallon by 14-cents, making the average price for a gallon of gas $3.35, as opposed to the $3.21 just a month ago.

(NBC Charlotte Gas Tracker - Find the cheapest gas in your area)

AAA says gas prices should remain within pennies of Tuesday's price for the upcoming three-day Presidents Day weekend.

Their report credits the rise in gas prices in part, due to higher crude oil prices which are driven by positive economic news, both domestic and global.

Despite the jump in price, the Carolina remain below the national average for a single gallon, which currently sits at $3.60. AAA says the national average is up 20-cents from a month ago.

In 2012, the year-high price for gas in South Carolina reached $3.74 on April 9. For North Carolina, the high was reached three days prior, when it was listed at $3.91.

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