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Greenville gas prices jump 10 cents in week

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

Gas prices in the Greenville area jumped 10 cents in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.

On Monday, the price-tracking website reported the cost for a gallon of gas in the Greenville area was $2.94 - 47 cents lower than the national average of $3.41.

Locally, the price was 8.9 cents lower than last month and 43.6 cents lower than last year. Nationally, the price was 15.2 cents lower than last month and 21.4 cents lower than last year.

Experts said that a recent increase in crude oil prices may not last.

"After a dramatic decline in gasoline prices in virtually every region in the past month, gasoline prices have started to rise," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While I don't necessarily believe that the recent uptick in crude prices will stick, I also don't see prices falling considerably lower until after the conclusion of the summer driving season, when demand declines, and more expensive blends are phased out."

AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.01 in South Carolina, $3.22 in North Carolina and $3.21 in Georgia.

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