CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Average gas prices in South Carolina dipped again over the past week to $3.13 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.
The state average fell1.9 cents, the group said.
Nationally, averages fell 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39 per gallon, according to price-tracking website SouthCarolinaGasPrices.com.
Prices are still nearly 10 cents above the average price a year ago and almost one cent above the average price one month ago. GasBuddy said the average prices nationally are also 10 cents above the price one year ago.
"While the national average continues to fall, we've done the math- the
yearly average in 2012 is all but guaranteed to set all time record
highs," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We
still stand at $3.63/gal for a yearly average, and gasoline prices would
need to average no more than $2.35/gallon for every day left in 2012
for the national yearly average to drop below 2011, something that
appears impossible. In the meanwhile, we have lowered our forecast for
Christmas gasoline prices to average between $3.25-$3.35/gallon."