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SC Gas Prices Dip Lower

Two months ago gas prices in South Carolina were spiking … rising nearly 25 cents per gallon in less than a week. Since then, though, the needle has been moving in the opposite direction – a small measure of relief for Palmetto State drivers who spend a disproportionately high percentage…

Two months ago gas prices in South Carolina were spiking … rising nearly 25 cents per gallon in less than a week.

Since then, though, the needle has been moving in the opposite direction – a small measure of relief for Palmetto State drivers who spend a disproportionately high percentage of their income on fuel costs.

According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in South Carolina is currently $3.29 – an 18-cent drop from when we checked the figure last month. That’s the lowest figure in the nation – and well below the national average of $3.51.

Of course before anyone starts celebrating, it’s important to remember South Carolinians have some of the lowest income levels in the country – meaning we pay more for gas than the residents of every other state (save Mississippi).

In spite of this, “Republicans” in the S.C. General Assembly want to impose a massive 30 percent increase in the state’s gas tax – and then lock in annual tax hikes moving forward.

Naturally we oppose this effort … and support efforts to cut the tax instead.

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28 comments

Sex Wax April 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

Goddamnit, Will! Where do you buy gas?

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Sex Wax April 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

Goddamnit, Will! Where do you buy gas?

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BeaufortTiger April 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

So we should just let our 4th largest state-maintained roadway network continue to disintegrate, eh? How on earth are we supposed to maintain a network of that size on a fuel tax that only buys 50 cents of what a dollar was worth in 1987?

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Bubbas Brother April 17, 2013 at 10:49 am

And now you know why most of us own trucks, we don’t need no stinking roads….

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Smirks April 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

Trucks tend to have less gas mileage though, ergo they pay more gas tax. :P

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Bubbas Brother April 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I didn’t say we were smart, just that we didn’t need no stinking roads…

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Frank Pytel April 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Yeah man!! :)

Smirks April 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

We shouldn’t let it disintegrate, but SCDOT shouldn’t be pursuing worthless projects instead of doing its job maintaining what we already have.
If it cancels nonsense projects and demonstrates it is doing what it can with the funds it is getting, then a tax increase isn’t such a bad proposition.

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BeaufortTiger April 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I don’t disagree. However, SCDOT is not asking for new construction. It’s the SCDOT Commission and idiot politicians (particularly in Charleston and MB for the idiotic I-526 and I-73 proposals) who are at fault. While there is still a good degree of waste and inefficiency at SCDOT, even with a more streamlined agency, it could not do enough.

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BeaufortTiger April 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

So we should just let our 4th largest state-maintained roadway network continue to disintegrate, eh? How on earth are we supposed to maintain a network of that size on a fuel tax that only buys 50 cents of what a dollar was worth in 1987?

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The Colonel (R) April 17, 2013 at 10:49 am

And now you know why most of us own trucks, we don’t need no stinking roads….

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Smirks April 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

Trucks tend to have less gas mileage though, ergo they pay more gas tax. :P

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The Colonel (R) April 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I didn’t say we were smart, just that we didn’t need no stinking roads…

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Frank Pytel April 17, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Yeah man!! :)

Smirks April 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

We shouldn’t let it disintegrate, but SCDOT shouldn’t be pursuing worthless projects instead of doing its job maintaining what we already have.
If it cancels nonsense projects and demonstrates it is doing what it can with the funds it is getting, then a tax increase isn’t such a bad proposition.

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BeaufortTiger April 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I don’t disagree. However, SCDOT is not asking for new construction. It’s the SCDOT Commission and idiot politicians (particularly in Charleston and MB for the idiotic I-526 and I-73 proposals) who are at fault. While there is still a good degree of waste and inefficiency at SCDOT, even with a more streamlined agency, it could not do enough.

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Robert April 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

$3.17 at station here in West Columbia……..of course, T will dispute gas prices could possibly go down.

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Robert April 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

$3.17 at station here in West Columbia……..of course, T will dispute gas prices could possibly go down.

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Bubbas Brother April 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

A fine example of feminine pulchritude…

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The Colonel (R) April 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

A fine example of feminine pulchritude…

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Same ol' Same ol' April 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

She may be pumpin’ somthing, but it ain’t gas.

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Same ol' Same ol' April 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

She may be pumpin’ somthing, but it ain’t gas.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Of course before anyone starts celebrating, it’s important to remember South Carolinians have some of the lowest income levels in the country – meaning we pay more for gas than the residents of every other state (save Mississippi).

/facepalm

Yeah…I know you left out, “as a portion of our income’, but still……

*Channeling my inner Big T*

WHERE teh H*LL do you get you’re TALKING poonts from, Sic? Hugo CHAVEZ? Jim CLYBURN? Daily Kos? You and youre GODS, Obama and PELOSI and SANFORD and Ron Paul and the rest of your librul,conservative, “modurite” LIBERTARIAN FELLOW TRAVELLERS allong with there Doppler-Gangers…..

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Of course before anyone starts celebrating, it’s important to remember South Carolinians have some of the lowest income levels in the country – meaning we pay more for gas than the residents of every other state (save Mississippi).

/facepalm

Yeah…I know you left out, “as a portion of our income’, but still……

*Channeling my inner Big T*

WHERE teh H*LL do you get you’re TALKING poonts from, Sic? Hugo CHAVEZ? Jim CLYBURN? Daily Kos? You and youre GODS, Obama and PELOSI and SANFORD and Ron Paul and the rest of your librul,conservative, “modurite” LIBERTARIAN FELLOW TRAVELLERS allong with there Doppler-Gangnams…..

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9" April 18, 2013 at 5:21 am

if you keep equating gas with pussy,the price is going up

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9" April 18, 2013 at 5:21 am

if you keep equating gas with pussy,the price is going up

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NOBODY April 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm

why is the girl’s belly button photoshopped out of the picture?

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NOBODY April 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm

why is the girl’s belly button photoshopped out of the picture?

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