AAA Carolinas: Cheaper Gas Prices Trending Following Holiday Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 28, 2019) – The 1.7 million Carolinians who hit the road this past Memorial Day weekend found major savings at the pump compared to last year’s holiday.

North Carolina’s $2.59 average is three cents less than a week ago, 14 cents less than last month and 20 cents less than last Memorial Day. South Carolina’s $2.46 average is one cent more than a week ago, but 10 cents less than last month and 19 cents less than last Memorial Day.

“For most of the Carolinas, gas prices are on the decline, and that’s a trend motorists can expect to continue into early June,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Stable crude oil prices are helping to push prices down at the pump despite tight domestic gasoline supply and high demand. An increase in demand could push prices higher, but only by a few cents.”
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Below is a breakdown of prices by region:

South Carolina ranks fourth in the nation for the least expensive gas price average behind Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Today’s national average is $2.82, which is cheaper than last week by two cents, last month by six cents and last year by 16 cents.

Gas price averages across the nation can be found at www.gasprices.aaa.com

Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at  AAA.com/mobile     .

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.2 million members and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

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For more information on this press release, please contact:

Public Relations Manager
Tiffany Wright
tmwright@aaacarolinas.com
Work : 704-737-8306
Cell : 704-569-7768