GREENVILLE, S.C. — Gas prices in South Carolina have increased 41 cents per gallon from last week alone, making them the highest in the state since 2012.
It comes amid conflict in Ukraine, which experts say, is predominately fueling the increase.
"I would originally pay, like, $40 to fill up and now I'm paying more than $60 to $70," said McKennan Ward, who lives in Greenville.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham also shared his thoughts on prices Monday morning.
"That was a wake-up call. I think it was 40 bucks for half a tank of gas," said Graham, who has been calling for increased domestic production of oil and gas and fuel dependence from Russia.
AAA of the Carolinas said Monday that the average price per gallon of gas in South Carolina is $3.88. It is $3.92 in North Carolina and $3.96 in Georgia...