By Jesse Wood
Nov. 5, 2014. A number of gas stations in the High Country are finally selling a gallon of gas for less than $3.
Currently, the state average is $2.89, while the national average is $2.96, according to AAA Fuel Gauge Report.
Just across the state border in South Carolina, which has one of the lowest rates in the country, the average cost for a gallon of gas is $2.71.
On the first day of November, the national average dropped below $3 per gallon for the first time since 2010.
“Consumers are experiencing ‘sticker delight’ as gas prices unexpectedly drop below $3.00 in much of the country. Lower gas prices are a boon to the economy just in time for holiday travel and shopping,” said Bob Darbelnet, CEO of AAA. “Many Americans are spending $10-$20 less to fill up the cars on every trip to the gas station compared to what they paid during the summer driving season.”
According to a AAA, more than 60 percent of all U.S. stations are selling gas for less than $3.00 per gallon as of November.
See what prices stations in Boone are selling gas for below, courtesy of northcarolinagasprices.com: