Several people reported seeing gas prices below $3 per gallon at some Upstate gas stations on Wednesday, something drivers have gotten used to not seeing very often.
On Monday, price-tracking website GasBuddy.com reported the average cost for a gallon of gas in the Greenville area had dropped by nearly a dime from last week to $3.29.
Experts at the website said it was the single largest drop in gas prices since May 2011. AAA Carolinas reported Wednesday that the drop was the sharpest one-week decline since 2008.
On Wednesday, callers to the FOX Carolina newsroom reported seeing gas at $2.99 at a Hot Spot gas station in both Spartanburg and Honea Path.
According to GasBuddy.com, several stations in the Upstate area are approaching $3 per gallon, while gas prices in the mountains are closer to $3.50 per gallon.
Upstate gas prices don't seem to be the norm across the rest of South Carolina. AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas in the Palmetto State was at $3.36.
The cheapest gas in the country was in Oklahoma, while the most expensive was in Hawaii, according to GasBuddy.com.
Experts at AAA Carolinas said events like a disruption in supply, the threat of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico or escalating tensions in the Middle East could halt the decline in prices at the pump.
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Sunday, March 9 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-03-10 01:32:37 GMT
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