The national average gas price rose over the weekend to its highest level of the year as more drivers take to the road. Across the Charlotte area, average prices were flat over the week.
As of early Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in both North and South Carolina had fallen by 2 cents over the week, according to auto group AAA. The national average price rose by one penny.
Higher demand for gas during the busier summer driving months is starting to drive up prices, AAA said in a report this week.
Prices at the pump are further driven by crude oil prices, which since early April have risen by more than $13 a barrel to the highest levels of the year.
Below are the average gas prices for the Charlotte area, which includes Gastonia and Rock Hill, for the Carolinas and for the rest of the U.S. AAA surveys 120,000 stations nationwide to determine average prices.