Parts of SC still suffer from gas shortages

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

September 29, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Drivers in South Carolina's urban areas are still having trouble finding gas, and car towing in those areas is on the rise.

AAA Carolinas spokesman Tom Crosby says the group has seen a 25 percent increase in car towing over the last few weeks in parts of North Carolina and South Carolina where availability was scarce.

In Greenville, motorists still had to drive to a few stations to find fuel. Columbia and Spartanburg also had limited availability, though it was slightly easier to find gas along the coast.

Authorities say availability is beginning to improve.

Prices in South Carolina remain stable and have dropped in some areas.

Crosby says the average price of regular gas in South Carolina on Monday was $3.80 per gallon. The national average was $3.64.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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