North Carolina gas prices rise over past week

Published 7:58 am Monday, January 17, 2022

North Carolina gas prices have risen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.09 per gallon Monday, January 17, 2022, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,092 stations in North Carolina. Gas prices in North Carolina are 0.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 88.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in North Carolina is priced at $2.82 per gallon Monday while the most expensive is $3.79 per gallon, a difference of 97.0 cents per gallon.

The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.2 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.31 per gallon Monday. The national average is down 0.3 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands 93.2 cents 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:
January 17, 2021: $2.21 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.38 per gallon)
January 17, 2020: $2.38 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.55 per gallon)
January 17, 2019: $2.10 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.25 per gallon)
January 17, 2018: $2.43 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.55 per gallon)
January 17, 2017: $2.24 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.33 per gallon)
January 17, 2016: $1.85 per gallon (U.S. Average: $1.90 per gallon)
January 17, 2015: $2.14 per gallon (U.S. Average: $2.07 per gallon)
January 17, 2014: $3.30 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.29 per gallon)
January 17, 2013: $3.37 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.29 per gallon)
January 17, 2012: $3.43 per gallon (U.S. Average: $3.38 per gallon)

Selected areas across the state and their current gas prices:
Fayetteville – $3.06 per gallon, up 7.0 cents per gallon from last week’s $2.99 per gallon.
Charlotte – $3.08 per gallon, up 2.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.06 per gallon.
Greensboro – $3.09 per gallon, up 4.3 cents per gallon from last week’s $3.04 per gallon.

“Average gas prices saw a slight boost over the last week as the rising price of crude oil continues to push prices up. While the rise was fairly tame, some states still saw slight declines. Gasoline demand, aside from motorists filling up ahead of the weekend winter storm, has been lackluster. The real pain at the pump will start in about 4-6 weeks,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “Oil prices continue to edge higher as oil production remains a concern due to unrest in Libya and Kazakhstan, however, some improvement in the latter situation could lead to oil prices being more subdued.”

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

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