Gas prices in the Greenville area jumped 9.2 cents in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
The price-tracking website reported Monday that the average price for a gallon of gas in Greenville was at $3.09, which is 40 cents lower than the national average of $3.49.
Locally, the price was 17.6 cents higher than last month, but 38.3 cents lower than last year. Nationally, the price was 2.4 cents higher than last month, but 20.1 cents lower than last year.
"Gasoline prices continue to rise across much of the nation, which is precisely what we had forecast earlier this year, so it does not come as much of a shock," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Either way, I don't expect the national average to break out of its mid-$3 per gal rut until mid-to-late September, then we may get some action to the downside."
AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.16 in South Carolina and $3.36 in both North Carolina and Georgia.
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