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Old 11-05-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Why are gas prices staying so high in Charlotte? I was just up in PA this past weekend and prices were MUCH lower.
My sister in Springfield, MO told me that gas is below $2 out there.
Even just accross the border in SC, the prices are lower.

What's up with that?!?
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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gas prices tend to be higher in metro area of cities around the usa it always higher in the metro area and closer you are to it's city center.

However within i15 minutes you can do what I do is frequent Rock Hill for it's gas price
right now it is 1.89 Rock Hill Gas Prices - Find the Lowest Gas Prices in Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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South Carolina gas is almost always cheaper because they don't have as much tax on their gas as NC does. However, we don't seem to have completely recovered from our "shortage" a few weeks ago either and I think prices are still a bit artificially high.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I've been tracking prices almost daily since Ike caused this mess and Gastonia/Belmont has the cheapest gas around Charlotte Metro (except for S. Carolina which is under $2 in alot of places). If your a member of BJ's or Costco, I paid 2.22 for regular yesterday.....rest of Charlotte metro is high....

Good thing is prices are continually going down almost on a daily basis....
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think it also has to do with the laws of supply and demand. Charlotte has a larger population and the demand for gas is greater. As you travel further out of town, the demand decreases, thus the price does also.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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It's about how much they pay. We also went up higher than many and the shortage killed us. So it's taken us longer to come down. But as Coupon says, it keeps going down. I filled up for $2.49 yesterday this morning its $2.39 and I see it for $2.25 in some areas. I am not going to complain too much, I would prefer some consitancy and will be happy it is stays under $2.50.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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gas in Charlotte should be as high as possible- I say a $5 a gallon minimum so people begin using less, finding alternate modes of transport, conserving more, and changing their behaviors (creating more demand for hybrid and re-usable energy) to be not only carbon-neutral, but also net energy zero
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Yep, that's one way to look at it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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gas in Charlotte should be as high as possible- I say a $5 a gallon minimum so people begin using less, finding alternate modes of transport, conserving more, and changing their behaviors (creating more demand for hybrid and re-usable energy) to be not only carbon-neutral, but also net energy zero
Yeah, since we're all secretly unemployed automotive engineers, lets jack the price of gas up and really screw everyone else! Now that the "Savior" has been elected, it shouldn't be long before we're all using electric cars (subsidized by the wealthy). Of course, since the coal industry is going to be bankrupted, and nuclear technology is a no no, there may be an electric shortage. Keeping that in mind, I suggest we put LOTS of windmills in suburban DC, as the abundance of hot air there will provide vast amounts of clean energy.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Regular is $2.05 at the Rivergate BP. Of course that is very close to the state line.
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