Gas prices in the Charlotte region and beyond fell again last week as crude oil prices continued their decline. In Charlotte, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas fell 6 cents to $2.34.
Drivers in both North Carolina and South Carolina are paying an average of $1.03 per gallon less now than they were a year ago, according to auto group AAA, which surveys 120,000 stations across the U.S. to determine average costs.
Current gas prices nationwide are the cheapest late August prices since 2004, AAA added. Prices should keep dropping this fall because of declining demand (Americans drive less in cooler weather) and the transition to winter-blend gas (which is cheaper).
Below are AAA’s current local and national gas prices. South Carolina motorists continue to enjoy the cheapest gas prices in the country.