As we wind down the year, the price of gas continues to be on the rise. Some businesses in the state are already at or above the $3 a gallon price. AAA Carolinas says the average price in the state is $2.88 but could be at $3 a gallon after the first of the year.
Brendan Byrnes, spokesman for AAA Carolinas.
This is the time when prices are normally at their lowest, so we can only expect them to go up. We’re seeing crude oil prices rise to $91 per barrel. And the other thing right now is that inventories of crude oil are being drawn down while refineries aren’t producing as much as they used to.