Gasoline prices have inched below three dollars a gallon in some areas after shooting up quickly two weeks ago.
The average price across the state for unleaded regular was three-dollars-seven-cents. Triple-A Carolinas Motor Club says the national average is three-dollars-16-cents.
In the spring, gasoline sold for well below three dollars a gallon. Prices today ranged from two-dollars-85-cents to three-dollars-20-cents a gallon.
The prices are having an effect on businesses and those who have to get to work.
A pizza delivery driver in Asheville says gas prices eat up a lot of what he gets for each delivery.
The motor club says some relief is on the horizon and that gas prices are expected to drop slightly through July Fourth, unless hurricanes disrupt supplies.