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Greenville gas prices drop nearly 3 cents

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gas prices in the Greenville area fell 2.8 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 the Greenville area was at $3.31 - 30 cents lower than the national average.

Locally, the price was 14.2 cents less than last month and 35.9 cents less than last year. Nationally, the price was 10.3 cents lower than last month and 28.1 cents lower than last year.

Experts said for the first time in nearly a decade gas prices are lower exiting March than when the month started.

"GasBuddy data shows that the last time this happened was in 2003, when prices fell a nickel between the start of the month and the conclusions," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Essentially what we're seeing here this month is perhaps the largest monthly decrease ever during the month of March - a month that has almost always seen prices finishing the month substantially higher than where they entered."

AAA reported the average cost for a gallon of gas was at $3.41 in South Carolina, $3.62 in North Carolina and $3.49 in Georgia.

Hawaii had the nation's most expensive gas, while Wyoming had the cheapest, according to GasBuddy.com.

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