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Greenville gas prices drop nearly 8 cents

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

Gas prices in the Greenville area fell 7.8 cents during the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.

The price-tracking website reported the average cost for a gallon of gas in Greenville was at $3.10 - 51 cents lower than the national average.

Locally, Monday's prices were 37.1 cents lower than last month and 29.6 cents lower than last year. Nationally, the prices were 18.2 cents lower than last month and 16.2 cents lower than last year.

Experts said the downward trend of prices at the pump should continue.

"With significant downward pressure on oil prices last week, motorists will continue to see prices sliding east of the Rockies, and even the West Coast will start to get in on the action, thanks to a supply situation that appears to be turning around," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Also pushing down oil prices last week was a frightening jobs report, as well as continued concerns about European debt problems."

AAA reported the average price for a gallon of gas was at $3.19 in South Carolina, $3.43 in North Carolina and $3.35 in Georgia.

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