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      Gas prices drop 3 cents in 2 weeks across SC

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) -- Average gas prices across the state of South Carolina dropped one cent two weeks ago and another two cents last week, according to GasBuddy.com, a gas price tracking website.

      The average price across the state was $3.45 per gallon on Sunday, GasBuddy reports. Nationally, prices fell 1.8 cents last week to $3.62 per gallon.

      "Pump prices have continued to recede across much of the country, although decreases have been small so far," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

      GasBuddy reports that prices Sunday were 23.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 4.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

      The national average has increased 2.9 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 4.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

      "The national average peaked in the closing days of April and has moved down a few cents per gallon, and we'll likely continue to see prices dropping as we approach Memorial Day. California continues to see the largest decreases thanks to increasing supply and falling wholesale prices. On the other hand, Oregon and Washington may see slight increases in prices as supply remains tight. The national average by Memorial Day will be between 5-10 cents per gallon lower than today, which would represent a nice decrease over where gasoline prices were on Memorial Day 2013," DeHaan said.

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