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Gas Prices

As gas prices drop, NC gas tax going up

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Prices at the pump are turning into a good news, bad news situation. The good news is, gas prices are going down. The bad news is, North Carolina's gas tax is going up. Full story...
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Drivers Beware: State gas tax going up again next week

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North Carolina's gas tax will increase 2.5 cents to 35 cents per gallon starting July 1. NC drivers now pay a combined state and federal gas tax of 51.2 cents per gallon. That's one of the highest rates in the nation, and the second highest in the Southeast, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Full story...
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NC gas prices drop again last week

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Average retail gasoline prices in North Carolina have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64/g yesterday. Full story...
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NC gas prices down slightly for holiday weekend

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High gasoline prices may keep North Carolina drivers close to home for Memorial Day weekend, unless they take into account that those numbers actually have dropped slightly since the first of the month. Full story...
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Gas prices dropping? Not here yet

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It seems like gas prices across the country have leveled off over the past week, but not in North Carolina. Full story...
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Even as oil drops, gas prices rise

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Even as oil prices drop, Gas prices continue to climb. The national average is now $3.97 a gallon for regular unleaded. In many places across the country the price has already passed four dollars. Here in our area it's getting close. Full story...
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Oil falls on expected supply increase, weak demand

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Oil is falling after more signs that supplies of petroleum products are rising and demand is falling in the US. Full story...
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While you pay $3.80 for gas, Exxon earns nearly $11 billion in first quarter

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Exxon says it earned nearly $11 billion in the first quarter, a performance that will likely land it in the center of the national debate over high gasoline prices. Full story...
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Soaring airline and gas prices turn vacations into stay-cations

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video Temperatures are rising, and that means tourism season has begun. But temperatures aren't the only things on the rise. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gas prices close in on $3.80 a gallon in Wilmington

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Gas prices continue to climb this week and are closing in on $3.80 a gallon at many stations across the city. Full story...
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Drivers start to cut back on gas as prices rise

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According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks spending at 140,000 service stations, gas sales have fallen for five weeks in a row. Full story...
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Hoke County ethanol plant temporarily shuts down

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Officials at North Carolina's first ethanol plant say they are halting production temporarily in hopes that high corn prices will drop. Full story...
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Ethanol in gas may affect fuel efficiency

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video Some folks say that the increasing amount of ethanol in the gasoline that you put in your car may affect your fuel efficiency and how your vehicle operates. Full story...
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Why gas prices spike; It's about more than just oil

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Unlike an iPhone or a pair of jeans or a Big Mac, oil and gas are commodities, and their prices can change every second at the New York Mercantile Exchange and other trading hubs. Those far-off changes affect the cost of the next day's commute. Full story...
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Gas hits $3.55 in Wilmington

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Gas prices spiked again overnight, reaching $3.55 a gallon in many places around the city. According to GasBuddy.com, the cheapest gas around town is $3.42 at the Sam's Club. It's $3.43 at Dodge's Store at 5224 Market Street, at the Hess at 6234 Carolina Beach Road and at the Hess at 7413 Market Street. Full story...
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