Gas prices in the Charlotte area rose by an average of 8 cents over the last week, and prices statewide climbed 6 cents. Nationwide, prices at the pump rose 2 cents over the week.
As of early Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas was below $2 in six states, according to auto group AAA, which surveys 120,000 stations nationwide to determine average costs. South Carolina continues to boast the cheapest gas in the U.S.
In a recent report, auto group AAA said many regions are likely to experience temporarily higher gas prices because of refinery maintenance and a recent rise in crude oil costs.
“Gas prices likely will increase during the first half of November, but that trend might not last long,” Avery Ash, AAA spokesman, said in a monthly fuel report. “With any luck, we could still see average gas prices drop below $2 per gallon in more areas in time for Christmas.”
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Below are the average prices in the Charlotte region, which includes Gastonia and Rock Hill, as well as statewide and nationwide.