Slight increase in gas prices last week, South Carolinians are again paying $3 for a gallon on average, GasBuddy weekly report

Charleston, South Carolina – South Carolinians are again paying $3 on average for a gallon of gas as the prices slightly increased over the last week, GasBuddy reported.

According to them, the increase on average was only a cent, but that was enough to bring the average price back up to $3 per gallon.

Compared to last year this period, Palmetto State residents are paying 85 cents more for a gallon of gas and 0.9 cents more compared to one month ago.

GasBuddy’s survey results are based on more than 3,000 gas stations’ prices statewide.

As per their survey, the cheapest gas in South Carolina was sold for $2.19 while the most expensive was selling for $3.49 as of Monday morning. The price difference among the cheapest and the most expensive gas is $1.30.

The cheapest gas in the Lowcountry area was sold for $2.81. The same price was recorded at one gas station in North Charleston and one in Goose Creek.

“Average gas prices saw a slight boost over the last week as the rising price of crude oil continues to push prices up,” GasBuddy Petroleum Analysis Head Patrick De Haan said.

Some counties and areas across the state are seeing slightly cheaper gas, below the $3 mark. According to GasBuddy, Spartanburg area drivers were paying about $2.97 per gallon and Columbia drivers were paying an average of $2.92 per gallon.

“Gasoline demand, aside from motorists filling up ahead of the weekend winter storm, has been lackluster. The real pain at the pump will start in about 4-6 weeks,” De Haan said. “Oil prices continue to edge higher as oil production remains a concern due to unrest in Libya and Kazakhstan, however, some improvement in the latter situation could lead to oil prices being more subdued.”

For more details about gas prices, please visit GasBuddy’s website.

Alex Tuhell

Co-founder and publisher

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