AAA of the Carolinas says gasoline prices have climbed 15 cents in the last month, but there is some good news.
AAA predicts gas prices won't climb as high as they did last year at their peak.
Prices typically climb in the early spring as refineries do seasonal maintenance to prepare for the summer driving season, and the switch to summer fuel blends.
Last spring, North Carolina's average price peaked at $3.80. Right now, the average price of gallon around the state is $3.52.