Gas prices in the Charlotte area fell below $2 a gallon over the week, even as demand remains high during the busy summer driving months.
As of early Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in the Charlotte region had fallen 3 cents over the week, according to auto group AAA. Average costs in North Carolina also fell 3 cents, and the average South Carolina price fell by a penny. Nationwide, the average price fell 2 cents.
Gas prices across the U.S. continue to fall during peak road-trip season thanks to abundant supplies, AAA said in a report Monday. Over the past 52 days, the average price of gas nationally has fallen by more than a quarter.
As of Sunday, AAA said, more than 40 percent of gas stations nationwide were selling gas for $2 a gallon or less, and fewer than 1 percent of stations were selling gas for more than $3 a gallon.
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Below are the average gas prices in the Charlotte area, which includes Rock Hill and Gastonia, in the Carolinas and nationwide. AAA surveys 120,000 stations nationwide to determine average prices.