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Gas prices drop slightly leading up to Christmas

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Gas prices in Greenville are down a few cents and hovering at the $3 mark leading up to Christmas.

The $3 average price per gallon is three cents lower than it was the previous week, but 4 cents higher than it was a month ago, according to the gas price website

The national average also went down since the previous week, dropping two cents to an average $3.21 a gallon, the site said.

"Another downward trend in gasoline prices has emerged as motorists hit the roads in the last full week before Christmas," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

"Historically, this is about the time of year that gasoline prices hit their yearly lows, but this time around, I have more optimism that prices may move even lower in the next few weeks. As we finish our 2014 forecast at GasBuddy in the near future, we can say that 2014 does offer some relief compared to what we'll end up seeing in terms of average in 2013, but for the time being, the next week looks to see a continued drop in gasoline prices," DeHaan said.

Gasbuddy surveys 452 gas outlets in Greenville to get their data.

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