Gas Prices
Why gas prices spike; It's about more than just oil
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 7:37pm.

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.

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Gas hits $3.55 in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/08/2011 - 9:21am.

Gas prices spiked again overnight, reaching $3.55 a gallon in many places around the city. According to, 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.

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Surging gas prices mean a boom in scooter sales
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 5:25pm.

videoRising gas prices may be a nightmare for most people, but it's not the case for everyone. Scooter shops in the Cape Fear are seeing a boom in business. The increase at the gas pump means an increase in sales.

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Cabbie: Soaring gas prices not 'fare'
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 4:39pm.

Gas prices in the Cape Fear are soaring high, and many folks are feeling the pain at the pump.

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NC gas prices up 13 cents last week; Oil tops $106 a barrel
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/07/2011 - 9:01am.

Including the change in gas prices in North Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 77.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 42.2 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 36.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 73.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

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Cheapest gas in town - Monday
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 12:06pm.

According to, here are the cheapest places in town to buy gas:

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High gas prices taking a toll on boaters
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sun, 02/27/2011 - 6:27pm.

Turmoil in the Middle East is taking its toll on our wallets and some of our favorite hobbies.

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington gas prices edging towards $3.50
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 4:30pm.

According to, the highest gas price in Wilmington (in the last 24 hours) is $3.47 at the Exxon at 5325 South College Road.

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Area gas prices surge amid Mideast tensions
Submitted by Asha Dave on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:49pm.

video Although the unrest in the Middle East has not decreased the global supply of oil so far, analysts say fear and uncertainty about the region are to blame for a sudden hike in gas prices.

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NC gasoline tax rises with new year to 32.5 cents
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/04/2011 - 3:14pm.

Motorists filling up at North Carolina gas pumps are paying a little more in the new year, and not just because of rising fuel prices nationwide.

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