Despite Low Demand, Gas Prices Increase, Says AAA

Gas prices in the Carolinas have increased by almost a dime as supply tightens and crude oil hits an 11-month high. AAA said that, despite a decrease in gasoline demand, pump prices in the Carolinas are still trending more expensive. South Carolina’s current gas price average sits at $2.10, seeing a 9-cent increase on the week, 18 cents more expensive than a month ago, but 26 cents less than a year ago. Both North and South Carolina made the nation’s top 10 largest weekly increases – yet South Carolina still remains a part of the nation’s top 10 least expensive markets. At $2.31, the national gas price average sits at its highest in 10 months.