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Greenville gas prices continue downward trend

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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) -

Gas prices in the Greenville area continued falling last week, according to GasBuddy.com.

The price-tracking website reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $2.99 - down 2.3 cents from last week and 47 cents lower than the national average.

Locally, the price was 42.6 cents lower than last month and 14.7 cents lower than last year. Nationally, the price was 32.6 cents less than last month and 3.1 cents more than last year.

Experts said the downward trend will likely stall as the Thanksgiving travel period approaches.

"Wholesale gasoline prices rose strongly on Friday, which could send prices higher in states with among the lowest prices in the United States," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

AAA Carolinas reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.09 in South Carolina, $3.31 in North Carolina and $3.22 in Georgia.

Hawaii had the nation's most expensive gas at $4.18, while South Carolina had the nation's cheapest gas, according to GasBuddy.com.

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