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Gas prices drop in North Carolina

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - According to a press release from, the  Average retail gas prices in North Carolina has fallen 10.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to gasoline price web site

In Wilmington the cheapest you'll pay today is $3.38 a gallon at WilcoHess on Carolina Beach Rd. and Cathay Rd. Which is a penny more then the average state price. 

In North Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 1.3 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 33.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 28.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 7.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"Even with Hurricane Sandy causing havoc on refineries and infrastructure in the Northeast, gasoline prices nationally have continued to trend lower," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "It goes to show how much more significant the Gulf Coast is to this nation's energy backbone when such a massive storm causes no major rise in the national average. The good news is that average prices will likely continue to decline, perhaps to $3.35/gal nationally by Thanksgiving. For those in Sandy's wake, fuel availability remains difficult, and is the reason GasBuddy has implemented an emergency fuel availability service," DeHaan said. The Hurricane Sandy fuel availability site can be found by navigating to

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