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Gas prices falling in Greensboro

GasBuddy says the average gallon of gas in Greensboro costs $2.85, which is more than two cents cheaper than it was this time last month.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gas prices dropped slightly in Greensboro over the past month, according to GasBuddy.

GasBuddy looked at prices at 586 Greensboro gas stations. The average price dropped 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, and gas is a little more than two cents cheaper per gallon compared to last month. 

"With oil prices struggling under the weight of a rise in new COVID cases, thanks to the Delta variant and OPEC's increase in oil production, average gas prices in most states finally drifted lower," Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said. "However, we aren't yet in the clear. U.S. gasoline demand last week surged to a new 2021 high, besting the week prior to the July 4 holiday. This shows that motorists aren't slowing their appetite for hitting the road just yet, and that could further boost prices should demand remain hot."

Gas prices are still more than 92 cents higher in Greensboro compared to this time last year, according to GasBuddy. Filling up is also about 32 cents more expensive compared to 2019.

GasBuddy said Winston-Salem's gas prices dropped 2.6 cents over the past week. The average cost per gallon is $2.84. Across the state, gas prices got a little cheaper, with the average price for a gallon coming in just over one cent lower than last week.

GasBuddy said prices increased nationally. The average gallon costs $3.14, which is up almost five cents from last month. However, prices dropped nearly three cents in the past week.