Gas prices continue to fall in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gas prices continue to fall across North Carolina as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people at home, AAA says.

The average price of a gallon of gas in North Carolina is $1.94 – that’s down 13 cents from last week.

The current average is 63 cents less expensive than a month ago, AAA reports.

The average in South Carolina is $1.84.

The national average is $2.12 – down 50 cents from a year ago.

“This is usually the time of year when gas prices start to increase as motorists hit the road for spring break, but that’s not the case this year,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA spokeswoman. “As we have all been urged to stay at home and practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are seeing less traffic on the roadways which will ultimately drive down demand, increase gasoline supply and continue to push pump prices less expensive for the foreseeable future.”

AAA says COVID-19 and the crude price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia continue to push crude prices down.

“Motorists do not need to rush to the pumps to fill-up. Currently, there is ample U.S. gasoline supply and no disruption to distribution at gas stations,” AAA says.

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