Gas in SC was Cheapest in Nation Last Year

1:37 PM, Jan 2, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina drivers paid the lowest prices in the nation for gas last year, according to numbers released Thursday by AAA Carolinas.

It's the second year in a row South Carolina's had the cheapest gas.

The average in 2013 was $3.24 a gallon, which is the cheapest average the state's seen in three years. Back in 2010, gas prices averaged $2.60.

AAA Carolinas CEO David E. Parsons said increased refinery capacity, more fuel-efficient vehicles, and higher production of North American crude oil help explain the dip in prices.

The national average for gas was $3.49.

Gas prices are expected to average slightly less in 2014.


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