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Greenville gas prices rise as refineries switch to 'summer gas'

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gas prices went up again this week in Greenville as refineries continue with their maintenance season and switch to a cleaner burning "summer gasoline," according to the gas pricing website GasBuddy.com

With the refineries changes, the average retail price for a gallon of gasoline in Greenville rose 3.9 cents, averaging $3.10 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. 

The national average has also jumped up over the past week, increasing 5 cents per gallon, bringing the average to $3.40 per gallon.

"The rate of increase in the national average has accelerated over the last week, and the worst is likely yet to come," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

"Oil prices continue to move higher as refineries continue their maintenance season, leading to a double whammy at the gas station. In addition, in another month we'll also start seeing refineries producing more expensive, cleaner burning summer gasoline, and that will likely keep upward pressure on retail gasoline prices. Just a handful of stations across the nation are seeing a price under $3/gallon, and a few weeks from today, motorists along the West Coast with perhaps a few other states will be wishing for those current $3 prices," DeHaan said.

The average price in Greenville is now 41 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 9.1 cents higher than a month ago.

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