SC gas prices dropped 11 cents last year

January 2, 2014 

Oil Prices

RICK BOWMER/AP

South Carolina’s nationally low gas price average dropped 11 cents a gallon in 2013, according to data collected by AAA.

But Palmetto State drivers paid 64 cents more a gallon last year than in 2010.

Lowcountry motorists shelled out the most at the pump in 2013, while Upstate commuters paid the least for fill-ups, AAA found.

After releasing nationwide data earlier this week, AAA provided more details on state gas prices on Thursday:

S.C. annual averages

2013: $3.24

2012: $3.35

2011: $3.31

2010: $2.60

S.C. prices over the past year

Jan. 1, 2013: $3.15

2013 peak (Feb. 22): $3.62

2013 low (Nov. 14): $3.03

Jan. 1, 2014: $3.12

2013 averages

Charleston: $3.29

Columbia: $3.24

Greenville/Spartanburg: $3.19

Myrtle Beach: $3.22

South Carolina: $3.24

United States: $3.49

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