Gas Prices Spike After Pipeline Explosion in Libya

CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte drivers are feeling some pain at the pump after a pipeline explosion in Libya.

Prices spiked at many stations overnight. Right now, regular is averaging $2.30 a gallon in Charlotte.

Oil prices hit their highest level in two and a half years after the explosion Tuesday.

One woman tells WCCB Charlotte the extra expense will impact her family.

“I just started a full time job where I’m in the car an hour a day,” said University City resident Casey Moore. “And so, yeah, I’m sure it’s going to hurt our bank account a little bit.”

The national average is $2.42 a gallon, but that price is expected to go up.