2019 rings in cheapest New Year’s gas prices since 2016
The New Year has ushered in the cheapest gas price averages in the Carolinas in three years. To boot, North Carolina’s $2.13 average is down a cent from January 1 and South Carolina’s $1.92 average is even down a cent as well. Trends indicate that prices will likely remain low for at least the first half of the month.
North Carolina’s average is six cents down on the week, 22 cents on the month and 23 cents on the year. South Carolina’s average is down four cents on the week, 19 cents on the month and 32 cents on the year.
“With OPEC production cuts scheduled to take effect this week, the price of oil could increase,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “If a shift in higher market prices takes place, we could see higher prices at the pump, but hopefully the increase would be minimal for motorists.”
For a link to update gas prices by region, visit www. gasprices.aaa.com.