Prices At Pump Jump With New Gas Tax

Gasoline prices were expected to jump January 1st as the state's gas tax went up 3.9 cents, and shows the state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has risen 4.4 cents in the past week, while the national average is down 4 cents since the start of December.

Some drivers in Greenville have seen nearly a 10-cent increase at some gas stations. Prices yesterday were more than 25-cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago.

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  • by hassan ysh Location: israel on Jan 3, 2012 at 02:16 PM
    agreed...lets overthrow the American and State legiskature. Stop putting Bandaids over your problems leaders and think about others. N.C. Governor know that wherever there is business in Raleigh there is money in her pocket. Why do you think her jack### so n did her bidding in small towns?? Because if we maintain ignorance she wins. Remember what Obama called himself robinhood? Same concept... Steal from rich give to poor but do you know how they became poor? Spread the wealth? If it has come to this then April first will be beat a person's wic card out of them day. Don't get pacified by pretty words. Even the criminals understand that you have to fight and even kill for what you have. Don't you be the victim of ignorance.
  • by facts jack on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM
    Only 3.9 cents of the increase came from state legislative action. The rest came from the end of a 30 year federal subsidy for corn growers (ethanol). And quit trying to drag down our wonderful state! Business Week just named Raleigh the best city in the US. The NC population continues to swell because people know it's a great place to live, work and raise children and entrepreneurs know it's a great place to start a company.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    Trade/Wilco has been ripping us off for years.Trade has different prices all over town.Why? Guess sams club & Murphy USA make trade hold it down. Looks like Sheetz has joined in the high pricing game. I Am tossing the loyalty out the window & Will buy gas at cheapest station from now own.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM in reply to Chuck
      Agreed, fungible comodity, works the same no matter where you get it. Lowest price wins.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM
    NC is becoming more and more expensive to live in every day. Tax this, tax, that. Give working people's money to illegals and wellfare denisens. Sooner or later this has to stop. If not the state wil reap what is sowed: an ecomomincally barren, bankrupt area between Virgnia and South Carolina. Sad but true, NC is becoming more northern every day. The government needs to clean up its act or we're all in for trouble. Hold the polticians accountable in 2012, make them go find an honest job and live within their means. We all have to and they shold too.
  • by FedUp! Location: Pitt on Jan 3, 2012 at 09:00 AM
    Well Governor Perdue.......I guess you've figured out how to help fund the State Budget at the expense of the working people!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:53 AM
    And this message of change is brought to you by; the last NC democrat house! The rest of the wealth redistribution to the Saudis...Obama owns that for making it so hard drill off America's shore and onland.
  • by cj on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:40 AM
    it's not just gas. EVERYTHING is twice what it should cost. a loaf of bread is $2.99 plus now. start a petition about that. it IS slightly related to the cost of fuel, but not entirely.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:37 AM
    Our good governor we thank you so much. I saw a state pickup going towards New Bern Sunday in a hurry. I was going 55 mph and he left me behind. On Sunday yet. Probably going to get more gas.
  • by chill Location: enc on Jan 3, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    Lets start a revolution. People need to stand up fight back at Big and greedy goverment .
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      by excuse me on Jan 3, 2012 at 12:42 PM in reply to chill
      And that's what its going to come to, and it won't be long.
  • by J Location: Greenville on Jan 3, 2012 at 07:52 AM
    Tax rates increasing shows the instability of our nation. Inflation is rising, taxes follow along. The various taxes raised yearly illustrates how our country is deteriorating. The people of America are approaching dark times. I would leave America if I had the ability.

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