ENC Regional News
6:09 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Easter gas prices lower in 2014 than one year ago

Your Easter travel this year will likely be a bit cheaper than last year though far more expensive than any Christmas travel you took. George Olsen has more.

The Charlotte-based motor club AAA Carolinas says the statewide average for regular gasoline is $3.59 a gallon, down from last Easter’s average of nearly $3.65. But prices are markedly higher from Christmas time 2013, up 36 cents a gallon in that roughly four-month span. AAA says prices are typically higher around Easter as it’s just ahead of a May 1st national deadline for refineries to produce less-polluting summer-blend fuel, meaning supplies start to crimp. North Carolina prices currently are the 25th most expensive in the nation, slightly less expensive than Georgia but far behind South Carolina whose average price is the 4th lowest nationally. I’m George Olsen.