You may not be going over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house or maybe if you are, if you’re driving.
Gas prices have leveled off after a slight jump seven days ago, according to AAA Carolinas spokesman Brendan Byrnes. “South Carolina’s average today is $2.68, and that is fairly level compared to yesterday as well as a week ago. Prices have stayed stable”.
Byrnes says prices fluctuate downward as you move up from the coast to the Upstate.
The highest average price is currently in Charleston at $2.73 for a gallon of regular unleaded, and the least expensive is almost 10 cents lower in the Greenville-Spartanburg area at $2.64.
Byrnes says you likely won’t find bargain gasoline prices if you take less traveled roads. “To be honest your best bet is usually along the interstates (highways) which is while Greenvile and Spartanburg benefit from the ease of distribution and being along I-85.”
Looking ahead, Byrnes says gasoline prices this particular holiday season are likely to increase because of the economic picture in parts of Europe.
Normally gas prices would dip during this period when people are not travelling as much as they do during the summer. However, with the recent bailout of Ireland’s economy, the dollar may weaken against the euro and that should send gas prices north.