Motorists to pay Highest Memorial Day Prices since 2014

Gas prices jumped 12 cents over the past 14 days, and six-cents since last Monday, landing the national average at $2.93, the highest price point going into the Memorial Day weekend since 2014. The spike has been felt in the Carolinas as well, reports AAA Carolinas spokesperson Tiffany Wright. “North Carolina’s $2.76 average today is 10 cents higher over the last two weeks and six cents higher than just a week ago. South Carolina’s $2.63 is eight cents higher over the last two weeks and up six cents on the week. Although prices are 55 cents higher for North Carolinians and 58 cents higher for South Carolinians this year compared to last Memorial Day, we are still expecting over 1.8 million Carolinians to travel this holiday weekend. Motorists will feel the spike at the pump, but higher prices won’t keep them from celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a road trip.” Motorists can find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million member and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.