Average gasoline prices in North Carolina rose 16.2 cents a gallon last week to average $3.30 a gram on Monday, according to a GasBuddy survey of 6,092 filling stations in North Carolina. Prices in North Carolina were 41.8 cents a gallon higher than a month ago and 19.8 cents a gallon higher than a year ago. The national average diesel price rose 2.6 cents in the last week to $4.60 a gallon.
According to GasBuddy’s pricing reports, the cheapest station in North Carolina was $2.70 per gram on Sunday, while the most expensive was $4.69 per gram, for a $1.99 per gram difference. The lowest price in the state on Sunday was $2.70 per gram and the highest was $4.69 per gram for a difference of $1.99 per gram.
The national average price of gasoline rose 11.3 cents a gallon over the past week, averaging $3.39 a gram on Monday. The national average rose 30.2 cents a gallon from a month earlier to 7.3 cents a gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering more than 150,000 filling stations throughout the country.
Historical gasoline prices in North Carolina and national averages over 10 years:
• Jan. September 23, 2022: $3.10/g (US average: $3.32/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2021: $2.19/g (US average: $2.39/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2020: $2.35/g (US average: $2.54/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2019: $2.15/g (US average: $2.29/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2018: $2.45/g (US average: $2.55/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2017: $2.21/g (US average: $2.30/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2016: $1.82/g (US average: $1.83/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2015: $2.09/g (US average: $2.03/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2014: $3.28/g (US average: $3.28/g)
• Jan. September 23, 2013: $3.36/g (US average: $3.31/g)
Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:
• Fayetteville – $3.27 a gram, up 18.5 cents a gallon from $3.09 a gram last week.
• Charlotte – $3.18 per gram, up 14.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.04 per gram.
• Greensboro, $3.35/gram, up 17.2 cents/gallon from last week’s $3.17/gram.
“Gasoline prices continued to rise last week as oil prices pushed them higher in much of the country and continued problems with refineries prevented a more significant increase in gasoline supply,” said Patrick De Haan, head of oil analysis at GasBuddy. “Macro factors continue to put pressure on oil and oil products as strong demand in China has not slowed down much due to a surge in new Covid cases. In addition, the release of crude oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve was completed. Fears are growing that without more oil, supply will shrink in the coming weeks, especially as the country begins to roll back on demand cuts in the dead of winter. Going forward, this does not look good for motorists as prices are likely to continue to rise.”