AAA Carolinas: Cheaper Gas Prices Trending Following Holiday Weekend
Wednesday, May 29th, 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.”