North Carolina’s average gas prices up after slight drop in prior week

Published 7:54 am Monday, September 20, 2021

North Carolina gas prices have risen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96 per gallon Monday, September 20, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 stations in North Carolina. Gas prices in North Carolina are 7.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 97.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in North Carolina is priced at $2.73 per gallon Monday while the most expensive is $3.69 per gallon, a difference of 96.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.18 per gallon Monday. The national average is up 1.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.01 per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in North Carolina and the national average going back ten years:
September 20, 2020: $1.99 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.16 per gallon)
September 20, 2019: $2.43 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.67 per gallon)
September 20, 2018: $2.66 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.85 per gallon)
September 20, 2017: $2.58 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.58 per gallon)
September 20, 2016: $2.21 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.21 per gallon)
September 20, 2015: $2.09 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.29 per gallon)
September 20, 2014: $3.28 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.34 per gallon)
September 20, 2013: $3.39 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.48 per gallon)
September 20, 2012: $3.82 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.84 per gallon)
September 20, 2011: $3.53 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.57 per gallon)

Selected areas across the state and their current gas prices:
Fayetteville – $2.93 per gallon, up 1.1 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.92 per gallon.
Charlotte – $2.91 per gallon, unchanged  from last week’s $2.91 per gallon.
Greensboro – $2.97 per gallon, up 2.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.94 per gallon.

“Gas prices have been stuck in somewhat of a limbo and remain near 2021 highs long after Hurricane Ida has dissipated. The damage done to oil production has been left behind and so far has prevented prices from resuming their seasonal decline,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Ida caused the loss of over 30 million barrels of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico, and with gasoline demand remaining relatively high for the season, oil inventories remain relatively tight, preventing any organized decline in gas prices for the time being. As a result, we may have to wait a couple more weeks until hurricane season slows for oil inventories to start to rise and gas prices to fall.”

GasBuddy data is accessible at http://FuelInsights.GasBuddy.com.

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