The Mint Hill TimesAverage retail gasoline prices in Charlotte have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.53 per gallon, according to gasoline price website

Gas prices were around $2.60 per gallon last September and have risen steadily since—almost $1 in most places. Mint Hill’s average is about the same as the rest of Charlotte. One station offered gas for $3.50—the lowest in Mint Hill, while the highest price per gallon was $3.54. The lowest gas prices in Charlotte are on the south and west sides closest to the South Carolina border.