Gas prices are rising again, approaching record highs :: WRAL.com

Gas prices are rising again, approaching the record high we found in March.

The AAA reports that the new average gas price in the Raleigh area is $ 4.10 per gallon, one of the largest weekly increases the state has seen. That means gas prices in Raleigh are almost 27 cents higher than a month ago and $ 1.37 more than a year ago, AAA reports. Find the cheapest gas in your area.

Both Triangle and North Carolina have a lower price than the national average, which jumped to $ 4.33 on Monday.

The state average for diesel is $ 5.52 per gallon, the highest ever.

North Carolina reached the highest recorded gas price in the state on March 11 – $ 4.38.

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Gas Buddy said the cheapest gas in Raleigh on Sunday was $ 3.39 a gallon and the most expensive $ 4.99.

The AAA reports that between April 28 and May 5, many states recorded the largest seven-day increase in average gas prices. Michigan rose the most, by 30 cents, and gas prices in North Carolina rose by 16 cents.

Experts say demand is on the rise as Remembrance Day approaches, and oil prices are rising. “Gasoline and diesel prices alike rose sharply last week as oil prices continued to rise after the EU signaled its desire to sanction Russian oil. In addition, U.S. oil inventories have recorded another weekly decline as the summer driving season begins, ”said Patrick De Haan, head of oil analysis at GasBuddy.

Here’s a look at how the average gas price in Raleigh has changed in 10 years.

  • May 9, 2021: $ 2.73
  • May 9, 2020: $ 1.70
  • May 9, 2019: $ 2.70
  • May 9, 2018: $ 2.70
  • May 9, 2017: $ 2.22
  • May 9, 2016: $ 2.17
  • May 9, 2015: $ 2.50
  • May 9, 2014: $ 3.63
  • May 9, 2013: $ 3.40
  • May 9, 2012: $ 3.67
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