North Carolina gas prices remain generally low

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) — Gas prices in North Carolina have fluctuated slightly but remain generally low, averaging around $3.24 per gallon.

Prices have risen 2.2 cents since last week but are trending downward overall, according to GasBuddy petroleum analyst Patrick De Haan.

“We’re seeing some price cycling where prices jump up and down every week, but they’re generally trending lower,” De Haan said. He attributed the lower prices to increased refinery output of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

Gas prices in Greenville peaked on April 18 after the transition to summer blend gas.

De Haan expects overall prices to decline, making the Fourth of July an affordable holiday for many, barring any major hurricanes affecting refineries in Texas and Louisiana.

More people working from home, driving electric vehicles, and cheaper airfares have also reduced gas demand, contributing to the lower prices. Alex Williamson, a gas station customer, noted the affordability of gas in the state compared to places like New Jersey and New York.