By Triangle Business Journal

If youâ¿¿ve noticed that your gas money isnâ¿¿t going as far as it did last summer, youâ¿¿re not alone. Triangle commuters are paying 6.6 percent more for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline than they were a year ago at this time, according to AAA Carolinas.

The motorist associationâ¿¿s fuel gauge report shows that Triangle drivers are paying an average of $2.60 per gallon. Thatâ¿¿s up 16 cents from the $2.44 they were paying last year at this time.

Prices are flat from a month ago ($2.61) and a week ago ($2.60).

A gallon of diesel fuel will cost drivers in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill an average of $2.87 per gallon, up nearly 14 percent from an average price of $2.52 a year ago.

Asheville has the highest average gas price of the Triangleâ¿¿s largest metro areas tracked by AAA Carolinas at $2.67 per gallon. Itâ¿¿s diesel price, $2.97, also was the highest of the stateâ¿¿s largest metro areas.

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