Paying more at the pump? Probably so. Gas prices are up, and the prediction for North Carolina is that the price of a gallon of regular gas could reach $3.00 before 2010 comes to a close. "Gas prices are high and they're getting higher," said Tom Crosby with the local office of the Automobile Association of America. Oil prices are above $90 a barrel for the first time in two years. The surge is pushing gasoline and other fuel prices higher. As of Wednesday afternoon the average price for a gallon of gas in North Carolina is $2.91. In Mecklenburg County the average is $2.92. That's 11 cents more than this time last week, according to AAA.
You'd think with all the talk about low taxes that the Tea Party would try to keep gas prices low. But nooooooooooooooooo, the first thing they do when they get to Washington is raise -- raise! -- gas prices. Cripes.