GENERIC gas pump

(File| Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels)

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Gas prices in Greenville rose nine cents per gallon over the past week, GasBuddy reported Monday, with the average price per gallon in Greenville at $2.26.

That average cost is 31 cents higher than just one month ago, and three cents higher than at this time last year.

averaging $2.26/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 452 stations. Gas prices in Greenville are 31.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 2.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

GasBuddy said across the country, the cheapest gas was selling for $1.59 per gallon on Monday, while the most expensive was $4.99.

Nationwide, gas prices rose 4.9 cents a gallon over the past week.

Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy said refinery maintenance is to blame for the recent price spike at the pump.

"As predicted, gas prices advanced across much of the country for the fourth straight week even as oil prices held relatively stable at $56 per barrel,” DeHaan said in a news release. “The reason for the continued disconnect remains similar to weeks past: refinery maintenance is ongoing and eating into supply and production levels, while more expensive, cleaner burning gasoline is now the predominate fuel being produced. This has pushed up wholesale gas prices even as oil remains mostly calm.”

MORE NEWS - Inmates train dogs for adoption at Florida prison

Copyright 2019 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.