Inventory keeping gas prices steady

The price for gas in North Carolina is nearing what it was in December of 2011. As of Thursday, AAA reports the average price for regular is $3.32, down a nickel from a month ago, and nearly as low as last December when North Carolina gas averaged $3


According to analysts, prices should continue a downward trend toward the end of 2012 as the fuel inventory levels are surging.

Stations in the Franklin area are reporting prices around $3.40 for gas this week.