Gas prices on the rise

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News 12 at 6 o'clock, November 5, 2007

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- The price to get around looks like it's going up again.

Across the country, gas is averaging about three dollars a gallon. But here at home things look a little better, especially in South Carolina.

A trip down I-20 is more expensive today than it was last month.

"It's ridiculous but everything goes up. You want to get around, you got to pay for it!" exclaims one Georgia driver.

And you will pay a pretty penny as the high dollar days of summer are back. National gas prices, once again, hover at an average of three dollars a gallon.

"Astronomical! I mean you need two to three jobs just to put gas in your car. Look -we bought ten dollars and seven dollars now is not even three gallons! It's terrible!" Complains Michael Welch. But, he has it better than most. According to AAA South Carolina has the second cheapest gas in the nation. At an average of 2 dollars and 85 cents per gallon.

For drivers like Irene Kneece, that's still too high a price to pay. "I think it's awful myself. I don't get around like I used to."

If you can get around and live in Georgia, you may want to think about crossing the river for your gas. Their average price is 10 cents more per gallon then the palmetto state.

Alice, like most drivers we've talked too, says she's had enough. "I'm thinking about getting a scooter or a bike..(laugh)".

AAA finds New Jersey has the cheapest gas in the country, at $2.79/gallon.

Alaska and Hawaii are the most expensive at a whopping $3.16/gallon of unleaded regular gas.

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