Weekly gas price update for North Carolina

Published 7:21 am Tuesday, December 14, 2021

North Carolina gas prices have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.10 per gallon Monday, December 13, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 stations in North Carolina. Gas prices in North Carolina are 10.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.14 per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in North Carolina was priced at $2.68 per gallon Monday while the most expensive was $3.49 per gallon, a difference of 81 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.32 Monday. The national average is down 9.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.18 per gallon higher than a year ago.

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Historical gasoline prices in North Carolina and the national average going back 10 years:
December 13, 2020: $1.96 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.14 per gallon)
December 13, 2019: $2.33 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.57 per gallon)
December 13, 2018: $2.26 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.39 per gallon)
December 13, 2017: $2.32 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.45 per gallon)
December 13, 2016: $2.17 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.22 per gallon)
December 13, 2015: $1.97 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.01 per gallon)
December 13, 2014: $2.56 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.56 per gallon)
December 13, 2013: $3.25 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.24 per gallon)
December 13, 2012: $3.26 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.29 per gallon)
December 13, 2011: $3.26 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.26 per gallon)

Selected areas around the state and their current gas prices:
Fayetteville – $3.02 per gallon, down 2.4 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.05 per gallon.
Charlotte – $3.09 per gallon, down 2.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.12 per gallon.
Greensboro – $3.09 per gallon, down 3.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.13 per gallon.

“With the price of crude oil remaining some $13 per barrel below its 2021 peak, we have continued to see gas prices decline in nearly every city coast to coast, a trend that will likely continue into yet another week,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Omicron concerns continue to be the primary catalyst for the drop in gas prices across much of the country. While we’ve seen some anecdotal reports about the new variant, vaccine producers have yet to definitively state if current vaccines will still bring adequate protection against omicron – something that might be critical to limit severity and to avoid new shutdowns. With OPEC+ members still planning to boost oil production in January, we continue to see global oil production slowly rising. In addition, U.S. gasoline demand last week fell to the lowest level since October, which may limit oil’s recent rebound and keep gas prices declining through the end of the year.”

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

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