MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – After six straight days of rising gas prices, the national average dropped on Tuesday.
The price had risen due to a recent partial shutdown of a refinery in Indiana. That shot prices up by nearly 60 cents a gallon in some Great Lakes states.
It didn’t greatly affect South Carolina, which continues to have the nation’s lowest price.
AAA had South Carolina’s average on Tuesday at $2.17 a gallon, four cents better than second-place Alabama. South Carolinians paid, on average, $3.15 this time last year.
North Carolina’s current average stands at $2.37. The national average, $2.66.