The average gas price in South Carolina today is 12 cents less than seven days ago, marking the greatest price decline in one week since 2008, according to AAA Carolinas.
The average price for a gallon of gas in South Carolina today is $3.36, compared to $3.48 one week ago.
Gas prices have dropped 27 cents since Sept. 14, when it was $3.63.
The current dramatic drop is due to the decline in crude oil prices and worries about the possible weakening of the global economy, a decline in demand by U.S. drivers and a stronger U.S. dollar, according to AAA Carolinas.
Greenville/Spartanburg has the state’s lowest average price for a gallon of gas at $3.30; Charleston is highest at $3.48.