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Greenville gas prices increase 2 cents

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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) -

GasBuddy.com reported Monday that gas prices in the Greenville area increased 2.1 cents from last week.

The price-tracking website said the average cost for a gallon of gas for Greenville drivers was $2.97 cents - 45 cents below the national average of $3.42.

Locally, prices were unchanged from last month and 47.2 cents lower than last year. Nationally, prices were 11 cents lower than last month and 24.7 cents lower than last year.

The increase is a trend that is expected to continue, experts said.

"Those who stuck around the low gas price party expecting it to last have realized they're out in the cold," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Oil prices are well off their recent lows, and we'll likely continue to see the national average rise in response. Most regions should see prices rising, while the Rockies areas may see any increase take considerably longer to arrive."

AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.04 in South Carolina and $3.26 in both North Carolina and Georgia.

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