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SC Gas Prices Drop

THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE CONTINUES Up-down. Up-down. Gas prices in South Carolina continued their roller coaster ride this month – plunging from $3.62 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline a month ago to $3.38 this week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.  That’s 26 cents less than the national…

THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE CONTINUES

Up-down. Up-down.

Gas prices in South Carolina continued their roller coaster ride this month – plunging from $3.62 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline a month ago to $3.38 this week, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.  That’s 26 cents less than the national average of $3.64 per gallon.

Gas prices in the Palmetto State began the year at $3.22 per gallon – fifteen cents below the national average of $3.37.  In April, prices climbed as high as $3.72 per gallon in South Carolina – compared to the national average of $3.90.

While our state’s prices are consistently among the lowest in the country … there’s a major catch.  Because South Carolinians are dirt poor (and getting poorer), they wind up paying a much higher share of their income on fuel costs.

According to a 2011 study, South Carolina ranks second in the nation (behind only Mississippi) in terms of the percentage of individual income spent on gasoline.  So while our gas may be cheap compared to other states, it’s not helping anybody’s bottom line.

What would help? Income tax relief … but that’s another story.

Speaking of taxes, in recent years several “Republican” legislative leaders at the S.C. State House have toyed with the idea raising the state’s gas tax – while one Democratic lawmaker (S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers) has proposed a modest gas tax cut.  Yes, you read that correctly … Republicans in South Carolina want to increase the gas tax, while a Democrat is trying to cut it.

What are gas prices like in your neck of the woods?  Post your experiences in our comments section below …

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35 comments

Frank Pytel October 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

SIC;

You find the most interesting gas pumps. I mean just phenomenal!!

My only complaint is that this is not a daily feature. Gas Pumps of SC!!

I used to go to Catalina Island, in CA. The original Mr. Clean set up in Avalon during the summer. He had a nightly slide show of the most beautiful water fountains. Every one of them on Catalina. Every picture of the same fountain was taken from a different angle. Every angle was simply breathtaking.

It was about a 45 minute show. Catalina has 3 waterfountains.

Fascinating.

Have a Great Day!! :)

Frank Pytel

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Frank..change the dosage..your meds are obviously not working correctly. Water fountains..lol.

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Sailor October 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Come on Fits, get some more pics of this babe and replace the stale Mila Kunis pics!

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Hunh? October 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I’d like to see a hike – in her skirt!

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south mauldin October 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Base hit!

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The Satanic Missionary Position October 23, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Oh, Jebus! How I would a bite of that!

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The Satanic Missionary Position October 23, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Damn, her ass turned me into a complete fool.

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

The dumbass brigade is strangely silent..if prices up..all you hear are T, joe and others saying how bad Obama is and how he makes gas prices go up..when they go down..tumbleweeds..birds chirping..surely they arent nothing but partisan hypocritical liars? (the prez has almost nothing to do with gas prices so im not thanking Obama etc..)

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Hunh? October 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Prices always drop this time of year and they’ll climb again shortly, no news here, move along nothing to see but that fine ass in the photo.

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

That is one fine ass. If only the next shot was her picking up a quarter or something..

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Joe October 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Gas prices when Obama assumed office = 1.86
Gas prices now = 3.30

PRESIDENT MITT ROMNEY

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Jan October 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Dow Jones Industirals when Obama Took Office 8228
Dow Jones Industrials Now 13102

Increase 59.23%

S&P 500 when Obama took office 840
S&P 500 Now 1413

Increase 68.20%

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm

hey Joe..when was the highest gas prices on average on record? And who was president?

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Joe October 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

That’s great news Jan. Now what you need to do is package that in campaign ads and see if that saves an Obama campaign that is circling the toilet and almost down the drain.

No Common Sense – blaming Bush just isn’t a winning strategy pal. You haven’t figured that out yet? LOL

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

keep ignoring facts joe..its all you got. The prez has nothing to do with gas prices yet you bring out that tired statement over and over and then when Jan mentions the stock market and Dow..you cant argue facts you just result to your usual small minded no facts replies. You are such an idiot hypocrite you dont even realize how stupid your own remarks make you sound, or your own hypocrisy ..lol. You are truly a tool.

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

maybe you , Frank and T can hang out together after the election and bitch about how the media cost your boy with the foreign bank accounts and windsock changing viewpoints the election. You can call each other pals and you would probably for the first time have a friend..unless of course you are all the same idiot..ahh person.

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Joe October 23, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Poor No Common sense is in meltdown mode…I’d suggest you get back on the meds my friend cause it’s gonna be a long two weeks before Obama is uninstalled from the White House! LOL

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The Colonel October 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hey Jan and Common,
How much less disposable cash does the average family have available after 3+ years of Obama?

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Frank Pytel October 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

NO NO NO SENSELESS.

You obviously have missed most of my posts. I wouldn’t vote for mittenhead if my life depended on it.

Why vote for the lesser of two evils. I’m voting for your buddy, Oshitforbrains. I intend to do everything I can to see that this fracking commie whore gets voted into office. Only thing is I tell the truth when I do it and I happily use my real name.

I make no excuses for why I vote for him. I’m not going to say he’s better or worse than Bushy (Republicrat). They are two sides of the same coin. Mittenhead is the other side. Kind of like an engineers fork. (Oh that’s just gonna twist your nads all day).

I’m voting for the evilist socialist commie I can find. Why vote for the lesser of two evils when you can have twice the pain at twice the price. :OP

Have a Great Day, senseless!! :) :PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

Frank Pytel

Odumbasscommiewhore2012!!

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Smirks October 24, 2012 at 10:14 am

Gas prices when Obama assumed office = 1.86
Gas prices now = 3.30

Ah, yes, if only we could have another massive recession ejecting hundreds of thousands of jobs per month in order to trigger gas prices going under $2/gallon again. Great idea.

The record for the national average of the price of gas is $4.12/gallon, but that wasn’t under Obama. If Obama doubled gas prices, why isn’t gas $6/gallon or higher?

The only thing that will legitimately drive gas prices down is reduction in consumption of oil and reigning in speculation.

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GreenvilleLwyr October 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

No posts all morning and this is all you can do?

Can’t you do something on Connelly and Bernstein?

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Frank Pytel October 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Senseless is trying to goad the masses. People are just getting tired of him/her/it. He/She/It will just need to find a new pseudonym. Otherwise HuffPo won’t pay if you don’t get the replies to the posts.

Have a Great Day!! :)

Frank Pytel

Oshitforbrains2012!!

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Common Sense October 23, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Frank you are such an asshole. Truly a major asshole. I guess when i mentioned the dumbass brigade you took it personally. You obviously cannot comprehend my point.

Go fuck yourself then have a nice day..asshole.

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south mauldin October 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Greenville – I was wondering the same thing. I wish I would have known he was doing that conference in front of her office. I would have gone down there and asked him a couple of questions. Then I would have called him the pussy that he is.

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toyota kawaski October 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

Go take a bath you stinking hotelrunning INDIAN Pytle

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Frank Pytel October 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Hey TATA NANO

How the hell are ya brother.

I don’t run hotels. If I did I sure wouldn’t be posting here. If I were an immagrint the gubment would be throwing money at me to start a bistnesssess.

The only indian in me is the native kind. Maybe I should do like your libtard girlfriend the wannabe senator and claim that I am 1/1000000000000000000000000000000~ Native American so I can get some votes too!!

BWAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAH

Have a Great Day :)

Frank Pytel

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Big T October 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I am in disbelief, I want to personally thank President Obama for lowering my gas prices. How could I have been so wrong?

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observer October 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Looks like she has a sugar daddy somewhere…she’s pumping gas into a 2011 or newer Lexus RX450h hybrid…$50k+ car.

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south mauldin October 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I’ll gladly be her sugar daddy. I have a little bit of money she can spend any way she wants.

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Jeffy01 October 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I’m sure there is some new calculations on air time reimbursement from plane gate Fits could post rather than this?

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Frankly Green October 23, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Down today, up tomorrow… No need to be surprised by gas station prices. Change the game with an electric vehicle and solar together. Run the numbers @ http://www.wattpeople.com.

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Sir Mix a Little October 24, 2012 at 6:55 am

Baby Got Back

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JRH October 24, 2012 at 9:32 am

Will somebody tell me why diesal has not come down it used to be about 10 to 25 cent per gal. higher then gas,now its 50 to 80 cent per gal. higher. I think the oil cos. have bought off all the politicians, in both parties,no one is checking on price gouging.Run more pipelines,drill more wells ,and send the oil overseas ,and then i guess our gas will come back down to 1.00 a gal. this is all B.S. They need to outlaw all the lobbiest!

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Booyah October 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

“Will somebody tell me why diesal has not come down”

Because we also export diesel (and gasoline). Fuel goes to the highest bidder.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/business/energy-environment/cheaper-oil-and-gas-give-a-lift-to-the-refining-business.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

” The price advantage of United States refiners over their foreign competitors helped the country last year become a net exporter of refined petroleum products for the first time since the late 1940s, producing nearly $10 billion in annual revenue from daily net exports of 370,000 barrels a day of gasoline and diesel.

Over the first eight months of this year, according to the Energy Department, those net exports have surged to 975,000 barrels a day. The country may be able to export another half million barrels of diesel fuel over the next few years, according to Thomas P. Barney, chief economist of Marathon Petroleum.

The export boom is particularly welcome because it comes as demand for gasoline and diesel fuel is sluggish in the United States and American refineries have excess capacity to meet local demands. But global gasoline and diesel demand is still growing, and closings of several Caribbean and European refineries in recent years have opened an opportunity. “

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JRH October 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

Thanks for the answer ,so we drive less saving fuel that is close to 4.00 a gallon ,so the oil cos. can ship it over seas,say we are short of crude,and rip us all off,but we want to drill more, run pipeline from canada to the gulf so the oil cos. can send it over seas, and whos going to pay for all the drilling and the pipeline?I still say this is the biggest ripoff in the history of the U.S.And what makes it so bad all the other cos. see this and follow, if the oil cos. can do this we can two,just look around at prices of everything,coffee went from 4.00 a can to 14.00 and 15.00 a can why? Because they can.All the utility cos. are jacking up prices too,We save more of everything so we can spend more money.The dollars are going to run out one of these days,There’s not but so many to go around!

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