(CONWAY, S.C.) — Just in time for the summer travel season, falling gas prices seem to be providing some relief to drivers. But most don’t expect prices to fall lower than $3, with the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline at $3.53, according to AAA.
One state’s average stands out, however. South Carolina residents currently pay an average price of $3.11 at the pump — 42 cents cheaper than the national average, AAA says.
In Conway, S.C., commuters from near and far lined up at Sunhouse, where they could pay just $2.98 per gallon of regular gas.
“I’m glad to see it under $3! We did it!” Lamar Boulware, a Sunhouse customer, told ABC News affiliate WPDE-TV.
Another customer was not so impressed.
“I’d like to see it in the low $2 range, but we know that’s not going to happen,” James Dutton told WPDE.
Still, Sunhouse customers were quick to take advantage the falling prices, according to cashier Crystal Corns.
“They’re filling up. Some people are bringing gas jugs — extra gas jugs. They’re bringing extra cars in and they’re filling those up also,” she said.
Not all regions of the country are so lucky, though. Drivers in Hawaii pay an average of $4.45 per gallon of regular gas — the highest prices in the nation.
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Stephan Rockefeller, EastIdahoNews.com
Aaron Smith, CNN
Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
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