Just ahead of the busiest travel week of the year, gas prices in the Greenville area crept up 5.6 cents, according to GasBuddy.com.
The price-tracking website reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.06 in Greenville - 37 cents lower than the national average of $3.43.
Locally, the price was 26.5 cents lower than a month ago and 2.3 cents lower than a year ago. Nationally, the price was 26.4 less than last month, but 6.5 cents more than last year.
"With Thanksgiving just days away, Americans will be hitting major thoroughfares en masse," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "While gasoline prices have dropped in the last month and a half, the national average will still come close to breaking a record - the highest-ever national average for Thanksgiving."
DeHaan said prices will likely remain high through the holidays given the unrest in the Middle East.
AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.11 in South Carolina, $3.30 in North Carolina and $3.24 in Georgia.
Hawaii had the most expensive gas in the country, while Oklahoma had the least expensive, according to GasBuddy.com.
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