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      Gas prices still climbing in the Midlands

      Prices going up at the pump. / FILE

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- The pain at the pump continues this week.

      The cost for a gallon of gas in the Midlands is up 5.7 cents per gallon over last week's report by That places the average at $3.48 in Columbia.

      Prices are 85.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.3 cents per gallon higher than last month.

      The national average is also up 7.4 cents this week to $3.64 per gallon.

      South Carolina currently ranks fourth in the nation with the lowest gas prices by state just behind Wyoming, Colorado and New Jersey. Spartanburg and Greenville are in the top ten list of cities with the cheapest gas.

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      How high will gas prices go this summer? Leave a comment below to give us your thoughts.

      And don't forget to rely on our Pain at the Pump page for the latest prices in your neighborhood along with other helpful statistics.