Q: Inquiring readers want to know: Does our higher gas tax explain the difference between gas prices here and in neighboring states?
A: No. North Carolina's combined state-federal gas tax of 48.6 cents is just 0.2 above the national average gas tax.
And compared to our southern neighbors in ...
- VIRGINIA: Our gas tax is 10.2 cents higher. But our average gas price today is 37.3 cents higher.
- SOUTH CAROLINA: Our tax is 13.4 cents higher. But our average gas price today is 30.1 cents higher.