- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina’s largest city now has the state’s cheapest gasoline among metro areas.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1yJAh19) the average price of a gallon of gas in Charlotte has fallen below $2 a gallon. According to the auto club AAA, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in Charlotte on Monday was $1.998, down from last week’s $2.003 and $1.27 cheaper than a year ago.

The website www.charlottegasprices.com reports big-box stores Costco and Sam’s Club were selling gas at $1.73 a gallon.

North Carolina’s average price is $2.082, down $1.22 from last year. Motorists in Asheville are paying the most with an average price of $2.20 a gallon.

Across the border, prices at South Carolina gas pumps are among the lowest in the nation, averaging $1.869 a gallon.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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