GasBuddy reports North Carolina gas price rise slightly

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Gas-price-tracking company GasBuddy says there’s been a slight rise in gas prices in North Carolina.

The website says the average price rose 1 cent to hit $2.90 a gallon today.

GasBuddy surveys 6.092 stations in the state.

From a month ago, gas prices are 5.8 cents lower today, and 40 cents per gallon cheaper compared to a year ago.

“We continue to see gasoline prices bouncing off lows, only to re-test them again and again. While prices jumped in some places, it’s being offset by drops elsewhere, and that has kept alive the possibility of briefly seeing the national average fall to the lowest level since 2021,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

The national price, according to GasBuddy, is $3.03/g.

“We remain just a nickel or so away from a $2.99 national average, and while the window of opportunity continues to slowly close, with refiners now starting the purge of winter gasoline on the West Coast, we still have a low level chance of getting there,” continued De Haan. “But make no mistake- if we do see a national average of $2.99 per gallon, it won’t last long as we start to turn the corner and get closer to the start of the transition to summer gasoline.”