... regular is selling for $4.76 -- $1.08 above yesterday's Triangle average -- this afternoon at Crown on Raleigh's South Saunders Street. That's usually the cheapest street for gas in the Triangle.
It's worse in other parts of town: $4.89, $4.99, $5.09 ....
Was it this bad when Katrina hit the Gulf refineries?
Average Triangle prices bounced from $2.682 on Sept. 1, 2005, to $2.916 on Sept. 2 and $3.141 on Sept. 3.
The Katrina record spike was $3.184 on Sept. 4, 2005.
Remember, those were averages. Some stations charged much higher prices than that.