Gas prices in the Greenville area dropped two cents in the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
The price-tracking website reported Monday that the average cost for a gallon of gas in Greenville was at $3.39 - 38 cents lower than the national average of $3.77.
Locally, the price was 15.1 cents lower than last month, but 19.8 cents more than last year. Nationally, the price was 9 cents less than last month, but 29.6 cents more than last year.
Experts said that lower gas prices on the West Coast helped push prices at the pump lower across the rest of the country.
"Even though there hasn't been a massive decline in California retail prices, the fact that prices have stopped rising there has helped tip the national average lower," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "In the week ahead, we could continue to see declines as wholesale prices fell lower late last week, meaning gas stations have additional room to drop their prices."
AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.49 in South Carolina, $3.70 in North Carolina and $3.62 in Georgia.
California had the highest gas prices in the country, while South Carolina had the lowest, according to GasBuddy.com.
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