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      Gas prices up following downward trend; SC remains cheapest

      Average retail gasoline prices in Columbia have risen nearly 12 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39 per gallon Sunday. Nationally prices shot up too, but not as much.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Average retail gasoline prices in Columbia have risen nearly 12 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39 per gallon Sunday.

      Nationally prices shot up too, but not as much. The national average has increased about 6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.63 per gallon, according to ColumbiaGasPrices.com.

      Including the change in gas prices in Columbia during the past week, prices Sunday were 97.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago but are a cent and a half lower per gallon than a month ago. The national average has dropped 9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands nearly 92 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

      South Carolina still ranks the lowest state in the nation when it comes to cheap gas. Spartanburg, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Columbia all rank in the top ten list of cities with the lowest average prices.

      Read more Midlands gas prices dip for second straight week South Carolina gas prices still lowest in the nation Gas prices down to $3.40/gal in Columbia Metro area

      Visit our Pain at the Pump page to find the latest gas prices in your area along with additional stats.

      Does the fact that South Carolina has the lowest gas prices in the nation impact your travel plans or do they still feel too high for you to take distant vacations? Leave your comments below and tell us how you feel.

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