Gas Prices Continue Slow Decline in Boone

Published Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10:25 am
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Gas prices continue to slide in Boone. Photo by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Gas prices continue to slowly decline in the High Country.

Around the New Year, the price per gallon was about a nickel higher than it is today. According to NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com the Carolina Petro next to University Hall Drive in Boone has the lowest prices in the Boone area at $1.84 per gallon.

Gas began selling under $2 in December.

Banner Elk stations in Avery County are selling gas in the mid $1.80 range, similar to those in Boone and surrounding Watauga County. Meanwhile, Roan Mountain, which has a lower gas tax in Tennessee, is selling gas for about $1.67, a number that hasn’t changed in the past two weeks.

According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, one gallon of gas in North Carolina is averaging about $1.87. This compares to the national average of regular gas that sits at about $1.93 per gallon.

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