Gas Price Frenzy

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

As of Monday the average price of gasoline in our state is 3.76 a gallon.

But motorists in Jacksonville are shelling out more dough for fuel, ranging anywhere from 3.77 a gallon to 3.90. The higher prices are upsetting some motorists we talked to because they know just to the north in cities like Kinston, gas is just 3.46. Farther north in Williamston, gas is even lower at 3.43 a gallon. But many said they wouldn't drive the distance to save money.

The cheapest gas in our state according to gasbuddy.com is in Oxford, in Granville County where gas has been spotted as low as 2.62 a gallon.


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    The state will probably increase the gas tax to pay the 750 million to the education system that was just ordered. Don't get too excited.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 12, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    It is still not time to rejoice over prices coming down. Everyone should still keep cool about driving and gas mileage. If you don't we will see it even go higher. Once people relax on gas, demand goes up, so will the price, probably to a new high. Don't get your hopes too high until they start drilling for oil, prices will really come down then. This according to oil experts. We don't add any oil to our own supply, we just buy it. If we supply it, the prices will take an abrupt fall.
  • by Woo Hoo! Location: Williamston on Aug 12, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    Thanks for Murphy Oil (Wal Mart) for starting the frenzy in Williamston. Filled up the ol' Yukon there Sunday and for the first time in a long time I didn't burn a C note doing it! Wish there were more examples of capitalism like this around the state!
  • by g Location: greenville on Aug 11, 2008 at 10:09 PM
    just wait oil will go back up to 120 and thr price of gas will be 4.00
  • by Lulu Location: Hertford County on Aug 11, 2008 at 08:25 PM
    Was $2.62 a gallon the correct price or was it a typo? Editors note: yes it was, it was a promotional price in oxford (north of raleigh-durham) several stations in oxford had gas from 2.62-2.70. prices in oxford should be more in line with the average tomorrow. After Oxford, Williamston is the next lowest price
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