Gas prices in Greenville plummet

Gas prices in Greenville plummet
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 1:20 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 4:10 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Gas prices in Greenville plummeted Tuesday, with multiple stations in the city below $3.

One gas station in Greenville is offering $2.89 for a gallon of unleaded gas. There are also multiple stations offering $2.92.

This comes a day after Sheetz dropped its prices, selling unleaded fuel at $1.99 through Monday.

Eastern Carolina drivers and gas station employees are enjoying the drop in prices.

“I’m liking the gas prices right now,” Duck Thru employee Daveon Outelaw said. “They need to go down lower because gas is high. It’s kind of good around this time of year. We’ve been busy since the gas prices went down.”

For one Moore County resident, taking advantage of cheaper gas prices means being able to travel more to see loved ones.

“My family lives all over North Carolina so having cheaper gas is definitely easier in the pocket,” Matthew Furr said. “They’re a lot higher than they used to be, but I’m just thankful that the gas prices are going down.”

Though gas prices are decreasing, AAA spokesperson Tiffany Wright encourages people to still be smart when traveling this holiday season.

“The weight of a car, the weight that you put in a car can affect fuel economy. So I would encourage everyone as you’re leaving for the holiday to pack light,” Wright said. “There’s a ton of apps out there that allow you to see where the cheapest gas prices out there are.”

Wright tells WITN she does not expect a large uptick in gas prices moving forward.

Several gas stations in New Bern also sit below $3, at $2.98.

Prices in other Eastern Carolina cities like Jacksonville and Kinston remain at or above $3, according to GasBuddy.