$2.21, and Rising: Gas prices are heading up on usual pre-summer climb

May 15, 2009

Published: May 15, 2009

Orlando Blowe has taken notice of rising gas prices in the Winston-Salem area.

“It was $1.90, and then it started going up,” Blowe said as he pumped gas Wednesday at Campus Gas and Service on Polo Road, where regular unleaded was $2.23 a gallon. “I didn’t think too much at first.”

For Blowe, $1.90 was not close to the $4-a-gallon in summer 2008, and he knows that gas prices typically go up this time of year.

But, he said, once prices reach the $2 mark, people pay attention.

In the Triad yesterday, the average price of regular gas was $2.21 a gallon, according to the AAA Carolinas auto club. That is 2 cents higher than it was on Wednesday, 16 cents higher than a week ago and 21 cents higher than a month ago. A year ago, the price was $3.71.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/may/15/221-and-rising/news-local/


Gas prices continue to inch up

March 30, 2009

Rise more in line with previous seasonal increases
John Boyle • JBoyle@CITIZEN-TIMES.com • updated March 30, 2009 4:47 am

Average gas prices crossed $2 a gallon Wednesday in Western North Carolina, two days before most of the country hit the milestone Friday.

But, experts say, a major spike like the one motorists saw last year is unlikely.

“What we’re seeing is the traditional spring-summer uptick in pricing,” said Tom Crosby, a spokesman for AAA Carolinas, which tracks fuel costs. “It’s nothing dramatic. It’s more of an incremental creep of 1 to 2 cents a week and this is something we see every year.”

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009303290001


Pump Puzzle

February 20, 2009

 By Fran Daniel | Journal Reporter

Published: February 20, 2009

Memories of $4 gas from last summer are still fresh in Charles Miller’s memory.

He owns a 30-foot motor home.

“It really hurts on that,” Miller said as he pumped gas at the Brewer Family Fare on Peters Creek Parkway yesterday.

And as are many motorists, he is well aware that the price of gas has been going up while the price of crude oil has been going down.

http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/feb/20/consumers-paying-more-as-refiners-produce-less/news-local/


5th District Candidates Speak on Gas Crisis

October 3, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

As we approach the time for choosing the epople who will represent Wilkes in the federal government, 3WC gave candidates time to express their views on several subjects in a special edition of Focus on the Foothills, 3WC’s Angela Henley spoke with 5th district congressional candidates Roy Carter, a Democrat, and Virginia Foxx, the Republican incumbent about five different topics. On the subject of the current gas situation, both said there is a need to use a variety of approaches. …http://12403wc.blogspot.com/2008/10/5th-district-candidates-speak-on-gas.html


Burr says gas-tax moratorium won’t happen

May 20, 2008

Burr says gas-tax moratorium won’t happen

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:24 PM EDT
Tom Joyce

Staff Reporter

WASHINGTON – A gas-tax holiday sounds appealing on the surface, but is no high-mileage solution for excessive prices and the nation’s energy needs, one of North Carolina’s two U.S. senators said Tuesday…

http://www.mtairynews.com/articles/2008/05/21/news/local_news/local01.txt