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Fuel prices in NC, US continue to fall

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Average fuel prices in North Carolina fell three cents per gallon the past week, though prices remain slightly higher than at this point last year, GasBuddy reports.

North Carolina prices sit at $2.22 per gallon at the start of this week, compared to the national average of $2.34 per gallon. After the first week of May in 2016, average gas prices in North Carolina were $2.15 per gallon.

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"Gasoline prices in much of the country are eroding at a time of year when such a downward fall is anything but par for the course," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. "Prices now lay on the fringe of falling under the same point as last year as this year's usual spring rally has been the weakest in recent memory."

In Eastern North Carolina, Beaufort, Jones and Lenoir counties have the lowest average fuel prices while Dare, Greene and Bertie have the highest.

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