Greenville gas prices drop nearly 8 cents - FOX Carolina 21

Greenville gas prices drop nearly 8 cents

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

Gas prices in the Greenville area dropped 7.6 cents from last week, according to GasBuddy.com.

The price-tracking website said that the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.03 - 31 cents lower than the national average of $3.34 per gallon.

Locally, the price was 2.6 cents higher than last month and 2.2 cents higher than last year. Nationally, the price was 12.2 less than last month, but 5.5 cents more than last year.

"The national average has continued to see a steady decline over the last week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "That trend will likely continue through this week at the very least."

DeHaan said an increase in supply will likely contribute to lower gas prices in the days and weeks ahead.

AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.11 in South Carolina, $3.29 in North Carolina and $3.24 in Georgia.

GasBuddy.com reported that Hawaii had the nation's most costly fuel, while Missouri had the nation's cheapest.

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