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Greenville gas prices continue climbing

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A driver fills up his gas tank at a Greenville County gas station. (File/FOX Carolina) A driver fills up his gas tank at a Greenville County gas station. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gas prices in the Greenville area increased 4.1 cents from last week, GasBuddy.com reported Monday.

The price-tracking website said the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.67 in the Greenville area, which is lower than the national average of $3.89 per gallon.

Locally, Monday's price was 17.5 cents higher than last month and 21.1 cents higher than last year. Nationally, the price was 18.6 cents higher than last month and 26.8 cents higher than last year.

Experts said gas prices may be closer to a peak than they initially expected.

"The national average has finally showed some signs of slowing down, and gasoline prices in dozens of areas have virtually stabilized after rising for two to three consecutive weeks,"said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The rally in gasoline prices started in March. We could have dubbed it March Madness, to coincide with the flurry of college basketball games, but as the tournament winds down, gasoline prices, too, have slowed their increase."

AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.71 in South Carolina, $3.89 in North Carolina and $3.84 in Georgia.

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