Gas prices in the Charlotte area and the rest of the U.S. keep falling as the supply of oil continues to exceed the demand for it.
The average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas in the Charlotte region fell by 5 cents over the week, according to auto group AAA. In North Carolina, prices fell by 3 cents and nationally, average prices also dropped by 3 cents.
South Carolina remains one of the states with the cheapest gas in the country, and average prices there fell 2 cents over the week. It’s one of 10 states where the average price of gas is at or below the $1.75 a gallon level.
According to AAA, 36 states are now paying on average less than $2 a gallon. The national average price of gas is now the lowest it has been since March 2009, AAA said in a report this week.
Below are the average costs for a gallon of unleaded gas locally and nationally according to AAA, which surveys 120,000 stations nationwide to determine average prices.