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Greenville gas prices fall nearly 7 cents

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

Gas prices in the Greenville area fell 6.7 cents in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.

On Monday, the price-tracking website reported the average cost for a gallon of gas in Greenville was at $3.47 - 34 cents lower than the national average of $3.81.

Locally, the price was 6.3 cents higher than last month and 35.1 cents higher than last year. Nationally, the price was 8.8 cents higher than last month and 29 cents higher than last year.

Experts said the decrease is noteworthy considering the wild fluctuations in the price of oil last week.

"Oil prices were all over the map last week, closing in on $100 per barrel one day and dropping to $92 per barrel later in the week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "I've probably had more double takes watching oil prices in the last week than I've had all summer."

AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.56 in South Carolina, $3.79 in North Carolina and $3.67 in Georgia.

According to GasBuddy.com, South Carolina had the nation's cheapest gas while Hawaii had the highest gas prices in the country.

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