Gas prices skyrocket overnight
CHARLOTTE — Average gasoline prices jumped the most overnight in the Carolinas since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf of Mexico seven years ago, according to AAA Carolinas.
North Carolina saw an average increase overnight of 5.1 cents a gallon from $3.729 a gallon yesterday to $3.78 today, with the greatest hike coming in Asheville, where the average price went from $3.726 yesterday to $3.787 today, a hike of 6.1 cents a gallon.
Prices jumped on average 7.6 cents a gallon overnight in South Carolina, from $3.499 yesterday to $3.575 today.
The greatest jump occurring in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson where the price hike went from $3.468 a gallon yesterday to $3.577 a gallon today - a hike of 10.9 cents a gallon that typically boasts the state's lowest gasoline prices.
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