SC gas prices jump this month

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:57 AM
Last updated 4:00 PM
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COLUMBIA — Gas prices in South Carolina have jumped 17 cents in the past month.

AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. That’s compared to $3.19 a month ago.

Club president and CEO David E. Parsons says gas prices typically go up in the spring because of refinery maintenance projects that lead to tightened supply.

Demand also starts to rise as people take more trips in warmer weather.

Overall, the club expects gas prices for 2014 to be slightly cheaper than 2013. Last year, South Carolina’s average gas price was $3.24 a gallon, the cheapest in the country.

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nocnoc 04/09/14 - 09:18 am
Anybody still asking why we drive across the river

to shop and eat at least twice a week?

deestafford 04/09/14 - 10:01 am
Three solutions:

Three solutions:

More refineries built.

More drilling onshore and offshore.

Eliminate ethonol.

These will drastically lower prices, increase employment, make us energy independent, and make us the number one export of oil and gas in the world.

itsanotherday1 04/09/14 - 11:53 am
The corn lobby's camel has

The corn lobby's camel has his nose under the tent. Doing away with ethanol will be tough.

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