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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The AAA Carolinas motor club says gas hit its lowest average price in three years in 2013 in North Carolina, and the downward trend is expected to continue this year.

The motor club says North Carolina motorists paid an average of $3.43 for a gallon of gas in 2013, down 13 cents from the 2012 average of $3.56, which was the highest ever. The 2013 average also was 4 cents lower than the 2011 average of $3.47.

Last year’s annual average in North Carolina is the lowest since 2010, when gas prices averaged $2.72.

AAA Carolinas President and CEO David Parsons says increased refinery capacity, more fuel-efficient vehicles and higher production of North American crude oil contributed to the lower prices. He expects the trend to continue into this year.

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4 Comments on "NC’s 2013 average gas price lowest in past 3 years"

2015 years 10 months ago

That is still nothing to brag about, until gasoline goes below $2.00 a gallon and “ethanol” is removed from it so we can get the btu’s we are paying for we are still being ripped, all the way from our gas tanks, to the food we eat, to the cloth’s on our back, it is all tied to petroleum.

Myron Sussbaum
2015 years 10 months ago

They will do and say anything to pull their hero Obamas sagging poll numbers up. One day its how the economy has never been better, the next day real estate is booming again, then its gas is oh so cheap thanks to Obama. The whole country is sliding into a 3rd world cesspool and Obamas cheerleaders in the media are telling us its a good thing.

2015 years 10 months ago

They act like $3.43 a gallon is something to cheer about. Fortunately, I live close to the SC border and can swing down there for lower prices.

2015 years 10 months ago

gas was $1.86 a gallon when obama took office


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