MYRTLE BEACH — Myrtle Beach is not only America’s sun fun capital, it is also the single-day gas price spike capital on the East Coast, according to GasBuddy.
In a study it released Tuesday, GasBuddy found that an 11-cent per gallon single-day gas spike in Myrtle Beach was the highest on the East Coast this year.
But before you get incensed, the 11-cent jump was tied with Colorado Springs for the second lowest spike cited in a news release on the study of cities in each region with the highest gas price spikes.
The Midwest was the king of kings, though, as GasBuddy reported that 25 cities in that region dwarf what happened in the rest of the country.
Fort Wayne, Indiana, led the pack with a single-day spike of 34 cents a gallon. Number five on the list was Toledo, Ohio, which recorded a 28-cent per gallon single-day hike.
Bakersfield, Calif., is the place to live if rapid gas price increases boil your blood. It came in last in the report with a nine-cent single-day gain.
Contact STEVE JONES at 444-1765.