How gas prices have changed in Wilmington in the last week

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July 8, 2024

How gas prices have changed in Wilmington in the last week

Prices at the pump are still stuck in neutral this week as Americans return from July Fourth holiday travel plans. On average, prices were about the same as last week and only 5 cents above their levels from one month ago.

Drivers could see a more significant change, however, as Hurricane Beryl made landfall Monday morning, threatening oil and gas infrastructure along the southeast Texas coast. Already the storm has closed major oil and gas shipping ports as multiple counties in the Houston area have come under flood warning.

"For now, we'll likely continue to see some fluctuations in either direction with the national average moving up, but as we approach August and the peak of hurricane season, there remains a risk that the national average could surge temporarily if we see a major storm in the wrong place," GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan said in a statement Monday.

Stacker compiled statistics on gas prices in Wilmington, NC metro area using data from AAA. Gas prices are current as of July 8.

Wilmington by the numbers
- Gas current price: $3.34
--- North Carolina average: $3.32
- Week change: -$0.00 (-0.1%)
- Year change: +$0.15 (+4.8%)
- Historical expensive gas price: $4.67 (6/13/22)

- Diesel current price: $3.87
- Week change: -$0.01 (-0.3%)
- Year change: +$0.14 (+3.7%)
- Historical expensive diesel price: $5.73 (6/11/22)

Metros with the most expensive gas
#1. Lihue (Kauai), HI: $5.25
#2. San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA: $5.07
#3. Santa Rosa, CA: $5.04

Metros with the least expensive gas
#1. Casper, WY: $2.92
#2. Henderson, KY: $2.93
#3. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX: $2.95

This story features writing by Dom DiFurio and is part of a series utilizing data automation across 371 metros.

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