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Gas prices in South Carolina inch down, relief in sight

Columbia, South Carolina – In South Carolina, the price of gas has dropped slightly by 1.9 cents per gallon over the past week, with the current average sitting at $3.21 per gallon. This data comes from a Gasbuddy survey which reviewed prices at 3,028 gas stations across the state. Although prices have fallen recently, they are still 4.6 cents higher than last month and 0.9 cents more than they were at this time last year.

The state saw its lowest price at one station where gas was available for $2.93 per gallon on Sunday. On the other hand, the highest recorded price was $3.79 per gallon. Meanwhile, the average gas price nationwide also decreased by 1.9 cents, bringing the national average to $3.63 per gallon as of Monday. Compared to last month, the national average is up by 8.4 cents and is 4.3 cents higher than the same period last year, according to Gasbuddy.

“With more confidence every day, it appears the spring top is in: average gas prices have started to cool off in many areas. For now, few Americans need to worry that gas prices are going to skyrocket; the risk appears to be behind us, with relief coming in the weeks ahead,” Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, said.

“While the latter half of the summer could potentially see hurricane-related issues, I do sense we’ve hit the top for now, and Americans should be optimistic that this summer will be very similar to last year, in line with our early 2024 expectations and likely not featuring record gasoline prices. I’m quite excited the seasonal rise in gas prices appears to be over,” De Haan added.

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Gasbuddy surveys nearly 150,000 stations nationwide.

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