Gas Prices Down In North Carolina, But Not For Long

Gas prices continued to drop in North Carolina, but that will likely soon change after the first of the year. says the average retail price in the state has dropped 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, to $3.22 a gallon. That's slightly below the national average of $3.23, which actually went up almost a penny over the last week.

That decrease will probably be short lived. A week from now the state's gas tax will jump by almost 4 cents a gallon, to a record 38.9 cents. This comes after state lawmakers couldn't agree on a proposal that would have capped the state's gas tax at 35 cents.

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  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Dec 27, 2011 at 09:06 PM
    Funny every Demorat came out from under their rocks. To blame G W Bush back in 2008 when US gas price hit $4.00 a gallon for a few weeks.
  • by Party of Idiots on Dec 27, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    Ummmm raise taxes on gas 3-4 cents per Bev Purdue to pay for road construction, the Repugs cry foul! Take away the Payroll Taxes for the Middle Class and give the Wealthy a tax break, the Repugs cheer, and post all day! WHATS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    Barrack Obama is contributing to high gasoline prices by insisting on the USA using green energy. Next president needs an energy policy that will help lower the gasoline prices for the middle class and for all Americans.
  • by Lubba Location: yep on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM
    This is a Christmas gift from Purdue to you, she vetoed the bill to stop the tax increase.....purdue,,,,the gift that kepps taking and wasting,,,taking and wasting. Please vote against everyone the next election, not one of these bums deserve to stay...who cares what party... I don't
  • by taxman Location: washington on Dec 27, 2011 at 09:57 AM
    Absolutely . You know the tax paying working person has to pay the inflated salaries and pensions of the political hacks. Don't ask any questions,none of your business,just keep on keeping on and pay for these political hacks retirement. Happens at all levels of government but the local political hacks try and deflect criticism and questions by whining about and pointing their finger at Washington when worse is going on locally. Vote them all out.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 27, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    Just another example of the democratic legacy of NC's doing. They left a terd as usual. It will take a long time to undo the damages the dems did to this state. At least the new comers balanced the budget with a surplus....
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:03 AM
    President Obama's failed energy policy is what has contributed to such miserably high gasoline prices during his entire term as president.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    $1.80 per gallon when the Barrack Obama regime took over now $3.20 per gallon for gasoline. Numbers don't lie.
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      by Miranda on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:19 AM in reply to
      You're numbers are just plain wrong! Gas has not been $1.80 long before 2008 when Obama took office(more like $2.90--maybe more)...but if you feel better blaming him personally for every problem this country has then go ahead...won't change the kind of person you are!
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 27, 2011 at 07:41 AM in reply to Miranda
        He is correct and you are wrong, its on the internet. Sorry, he is correct, nubers don't lie, just Obama posters do.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:44 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Maybe if Bush hadn't left such a crappy economy we woudn't have high gas prices. Now that's a fact you can stand behind. Bush ruined the economy for what will likely be several decades.
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          by W hat ? on Dec 27, 2011 at 04:13 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Tell that to GM and the Airline industry, and to the millions of Americans who had to decide weather to buy gas or food in 2007 and 2008. How soon you forget.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM in reply to Miranda
        I'm the kind of person who will vote for a president that is doing everything he/she can do to lower gasoline prices.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM in reply to
      No, but they can be misleading. Which is exactly what is being done when one says that Obama's responsible for higher gas prices.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:54 PM in reply to
        The failed energy policy of Barrack Obama has a direct impact on the price of gasoline for all American drivers, it also negatively effect the high cost of food at the grocery store for middle class Americans trying to feed their families.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 12:16 AM
    These republican s need to be impeached, they are the biggest bunch of crooks I have ever had the unfortunat e experience to have look at or hear!! Who do they think they are??? Get out of office if you cannot be honest, ethical or do the will of the people, too bad for all of you that you do not get a paycheck for doing the opposite of what is right!! VOTE THEM OUT!!
  • by glo on Dec 26, 2011 at 11:24 PM
    You guys are angry at the wrong party always blaming obama he is really the one working for the underdogs and the way i see it it is really about race in the end he is ordained to fix this mess but needs someone to help him and work with him
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      by Whazzup? on Dec 27, 2011 at 02:37 AM in reply to glo
      There is a difference between being a community organizer, where you can conjole businesses and individual to do what you want, and leading people to do what is good for the country.
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