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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The average price for a gallon of gas dropped a few cents in Greenville and across the country - and experts say the trend could continue if hurricanes stay offshore.

Gas dropped an average 1.7 cents per gallon in Greenville over the past week, averaging $3.29 per gallon, according to the gas price website GasBuddy.com

This compares to the national average, which fell 2.3 cents per gallon, bringing the average to $3.65 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.

"The national average has started a nice downward trend, even as motorists were hitting the road for July Fourth," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

"Yes, gas prices were some of the highest July Fourth prices we've seen since 2008. They drifted downward in many communities as the holiday approached. Over the last week, the national average has fallen almost 4 cents a gallon - a trend that could continue with an absence of hurricanes or disruptions from Iraq. Gas prices over the next few weeks could fall more than 10 cents a gallonl should the aforementioned situations remain quiet, which is most welcome as the peak of the summer driving season comes into focus," DeHaan said.

The average price on Sunday in Greenville was 20 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and 8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

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