Gas prices across Carolinas fall in time for holiday travel

Gas prices across Carolinas fall in time for holiday travel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Gas prices are continuing to drop across the Carolinas this holiday season.

A record-breaking 4.25 million Carolinians will be taking advantage of the low gas prices while traveling for the holidays, according to AAA.

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“Motorists are getting a gift this holiday in the form of relief at the pump,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokeswoman. “This may be a factor in the boost of travelers choosing to drive this year.”

North Carolina’s $2.26 average price for regular unleaded gasoline is the cheapest it has been since August 2017 and the lowest December price the state has seen since 2016.

South Carolina’s $2.02 average is the lowest it has been since August 2017, as well, and the cheapest December price since 2016.

Monday, gas prices as low as $1.99 were seen at one gas station off Old Monroe Road in Matthews.

The national average is $2.37, six cents less than at this time last year.

Experts say motorists will continue to see gas prices decline through year-end, with gas production on the high side.

For current gas prices in your area, visit our interactive map.

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