Weekly gas price update for North Carolina

Published 2:57 pm Monday, January 3, 2022

North Carolina gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.05 per gallon Monday, January 3, 2022, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 stations in North Carolina. Gas prices in North Carolina are 9.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 95.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in North Carolina is priced at $2.59 per gallon Monday while the most expensive is $3.65 per gallon, a difference of $1.06 per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27 per gallon Monday. The national average is down 9.0 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.03 per gallon higher than a year ago.

Historical gasoline prices in North Carolina and the national average going back 10 years:
January 3, 2021: $2.10 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.24 per gallon)
January 3, 2020: $2.46 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.59 per gallon)
January 3, 2019: $2.12 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.26 per gallon)
January 3, 2018: $2.36 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.49 per gallon)
January 3, 2017: $2.27 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.35 per gallon)
January 3, 2016: $1.92 per gallon (U.S. Average: $1.99 per gallon)
January 3, 2015: $2.29 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.20 per gallon)
January 3, 2014: $3.31 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.32 per gallon)
January 3, 2013: $3.31 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.29 per gallon)
January 3, 2012: $3.29 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.27 per gallon)

Selected areas around the state and their current gas prices:
Fayetteville – $3.01 per gallon, up 3.7 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.97 per gallon.
Charlotte – $3.06 per gallon, down 0.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.06 per gallon.
Greensboro – $3.06 per gallon, up 0.5 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.06 per gallon.

“After a pretty long run of falling gas prices, we’ve seen things stabilize. Oil prices have started to rise as omicron hasn’t been as severe as initially feared, leading to optimism that perhaps oil demand will start to rise in the weeks ahead as cases will eventually plateau,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “In addition, Great Lakes states were expected to see a price hike last week, but the hike hasn’t happened just yet, leading me to believe it will occur in short order this week and send the national average higher. For the rest of the nation, with oil near $76 per barrel, we will likely see gas price decreases replaced by minor price increases.”

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

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