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Gas prices hold steady in SC, spike across nation

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- Average gas prices in South Carolina rose less than a cent last week, according to gas price tracking website Gasbuddy.com.

The website found in a survey of more than 3,000 gas stations across the state that the average price per gallon rose only 0.5 cents in a week to an average of $3.22 per gallon.

Nationally, prices rose by 8.9 cents to $3.67 per gallon, the website reported.

"The last seven days have delivered some shocks at the pump for motorists in the nation's Midwest," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

Gas prices currently sit 10.6 cents lower than the same day one year ago and 1.2 cents cheaper than one month ago. The national average is up 16.6 cents over the same period one month ago, but remains 3.0 cents lower than one year ago, GasBuddy found.

"I don't believe I've ever seen gasoline prices in the Midwest surpass California -- areas of Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Kansas -- have done that. Gas price records in these areas aren't being quietly replaced, they're being blown out of the water. I don't believe I've ever seen such crazy trends in gasoline prices occur all at one -- prices spiking in one area, falling in another, and holding steady in others. What we're seeing today is certainly rare," DeHaan said.

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