NC gas prices still falling — $1.49 a gallon spotted in Wake County

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RALEIGH, NC. (WNCN) — If you’ve gone to fill up your tank lately you probably noticed something — prices keeping going down.

CBS 17 spotted prices Friday as low as $1.77 or $1.78 on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.

Experts say the decline is the result of major producers failing to agree on a plan to prop up crude oil prices and fears of economic disruption from the coronavrius.

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Drivers CBS 17 spoke with appreciated the savings.

Bu,t with a looming statewide stay-at-home order starting Monday, it’s unclear how many people will be able to take advantage of the low prices.

“Fantastic. Cause you know driving this big truck and guess what, it saves me a lot of money,” said Lecount Beale. “Wish I could but they want us to stay in the house, or if you have to go to work, to stay at work and then go straight home.”

According to Gas Buddy, a website that tracks gas pricing, the lowest gas prices in Raleigh are at Costco on Wake Forest Road or Sam’s Club on South Saunders Street. Both are listed at $1.49 a gallon.

The lowest prices in North Carolina were at Costco and Sam’s Club in Greensboro — with both at $1.24 per gallon. All North Carolina gas prices include about 35 cents in taxes.

Nationally, Gas Buddy reported the average had fallen to $1.99 per gallon.

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