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Gas Prices Ease

BUT THE SPECTER OF TAX HIKES REMAINS … The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in South Carolina is currently $3.15 – the cheapest statewide average in America, according to the AAA fuel gauge. That’s two cents cheaper than it was a week ago and sixteen cents…

BUT THE SPECTER OF TAX HIKES REMAINS …

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in South Carolina is currently $3.15 – the cheapest statewide average in America, according to the AAA fuel gauge.

That’s two cents cheaper than it was a week ago and sixteen cents cheaper than it was a month ago.   Oh, and nineteen cents cheaper than when we last checked in on gas prices in the spring.   It’s also twenty-nine cents below the national average of $3.44 per gallon of regular unleaded – which is down from $3.58 a month ago.

Good news, right?  Sure …

South Carolina’s gas is four cents cheaper than Mississippi’s – the state with the second-lowest prices.  Of course that brings up something the mainstream media never  points out: While the Palmetto and Magnolia States always boast some of the nation’s cheapest petrol – the statistic is deceiving.  How so?  Well, South Carolina and Mississippi are dirt poor – which means even though their gas prices are low, their residents are still paying a higher percentage of their income on fuel than residents of other states.

In fact Mississippians pay the highest percentage of their income on fuel costs, with South Carolina ranking No. 2.

Not good, people … and it’s about to get worse.

“Republicans” led by S.C. Senators Hugh Leatherman (RINO-Florence) and Ray Cleary (RINO-Horry) want to impose a whopping 125 percent increase in the state’s gasoline tax, hoping to hike it from 16 to 36 cents over a ten year period beginning in 2015.

Other “Republican” lawmakers are reportedly planning to introduce similar increases …

Thankfully moderate Democratic S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers – who is running for lieutenant governor – has vowed to block this increase.  That’s a pretty courageous stand for a Democrat to take – especially with all the clamoring about our state’s infrastructure needs.

(For more on that scam, CLICK HERE).

We oppose the gas tax hike on principle – and support Sellers in his efforts to achieve modest gas tax relief.

What are prices like at your local filling station? Include your experience in our comments section below …

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69 comments

Poster August 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

SC and Mississippi, always “leading” the way

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Yea baby, pump that gas August 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

I’d pump that shit for her and then take her on a ride to pound town, one way only.

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GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Ease? Go back 8 years and compare Drum@$$.

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 2:45 pm

On 8/14/2006, gas prices were $3.00/gallon- $.07 less than what I paid for it 2 days ago. And with inflation..how much is $3.00/gallon worth today? $3.50/gallon now I guess?

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?f=W&n=PET&s=EMM_EPMR_PTE_NUS_DPG

Of course the economy was heading into a landslide trainwreck, but don’t let that change your mind any.

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Sandi Morals August 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Gas was $1.80 a gallon when Obama was anointed czar in 2008.

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Big shit (above) said 8 years ago..2014-8=2006.
Check the EIA link above. I didn’t make it up.

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GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

The link makes you look like a lying Dumb@$$…Prices spiked under Bush…he released reserves, and corrected the problem..Then they have continually risen since Obama was elected. Higher prices, on top of a horrible economy, and diminished wages. You are STUPID.

E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I merely pulled statistical data from an unbiased source to prove you wrong.
How that appears to make me appear like a “lying dumbass”, I have no idea. Once again, logic escapes you.
Is this that “substance” you alluded to in the other comment? Lots of name calling and incorrect facts?
I think we’re done here.

GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 3:33 pm

But the data contradicts what you said.

E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

You stated to go back 8 years, and I did.
What is contradictory?
Just say you were wrong and we’ll stop this.

Nölff August 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm

$1.80? That’s a story you made up.

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

The EIA link above shows gas at $1.847 / gallon on 1/19/09.

Nölff August 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The president doesn’t have enough power to change gas prices like that. Gas is expensive under both of those buffoons, though.

Smirks August 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Yeah, a crippling recession causes huge temporary fluctuations, who would’ve thought?

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GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm

A Six year recession…you have to be one stupid MoFo to buy the S#!t you idiots try to sell. Or do you really believe it?

Jim August 19, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Under Obama:
Gas Prices Down
Stock Market Up
Real Estate Prices Up
Annual Deficit Down
Unemployment Down
Misery Index Down
Job creation up
Number of uninsured down
Corporate Profits Up

GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Under Obama, number of ignorant and delusional Mother-F*#kers out of their mind – THROUGH THE ROOF…
Just look at Ferguson. If you don’t like reality, you just lie…You are VERY Hitler-esque.

FastEddy23 November 19, 2014 at 5:42 am

LOL … Grubered again.

aikencounty August 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Gas was .75 cents a gallon during the latter days of SLICK WILLY’s second term!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Even your own chart calls you a liar, you ignorant F*#K…did you look at it before you posted? ..not to mention, Liberal manipulation of numbers wil not work on people who were around then…We know you are a F*#king liar…

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Tom August 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Gas prices on in the Summer of 2008 reached $4.11 a gallon. I forget who was President then, but it was clearly his fault. On an inflation adjusted basis, gas is down about a dollar a gallon. We can thank the current President for that, right GT.

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GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm

What was the average gas price over Bush’s 8 years compared to Obama’s 6 years..and remember: No making S#!t up (no lying)…

ton August 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Check the scoreboard (which is the stock market), you blabbering dipshit. In terms of a parrot…..

WRAK: Dow up
WRAK: Big T’s blog down

WRAK: This is not a recording

E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

What was the price of gas in 1974? 1984? 1964? What was the DJIA in 2007?

Bill August 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Why don’t you tell us GT. What was the average of Bush’s last six years and Obama’s first six years. That way we are comparing apples to apples.

Bill August 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

And remember no lying.

GrandTango August 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Bush outperformed (beat the livin’ S#!t out of) Obama in every way. Dumb@$$…Even if Bush was as bad as you idiots say: Obama makes him look GREAT…because Obama has been so bad on the economy, foreign policy and social issues. Obama SUCKS…And that’s before you even mention the Obamacare Disaster…

Bill August 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I missed the average price of gas in that rant. Are you working on that? And remember, no lying. Unless you are saying you were wrong.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 19, 2014 at 6:23 pm

On an inflation adjusted basis, gas is down about a dollar a gallon. We can thank the current President for that, right GT.

Thank him for higher inflation?

Got milk?

E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Once again, how do statistical facts “call me a liar” and an “ignorant fuck”? Do you not believe the EIA facts? Where did you pull your “facts” from?
You said 8 years ago; that’s what I provided.
Look dude, you’re the one here making yourself look even worse (if possible). Al I’m doing is presenting facts from the time frame you suggested.
You are as full of nothing as I thought. How does perhorative namecalling and non factual presentation equal “substance” to you?

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FastEddy23 November 19, 2014 at 5:41 am

Uh, Bummer

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Now we know what Victoria’s Secret is…larger areolas and puffy nipples.

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Oh yeah..gas prices. $3.07/gallon for the cheap shit in my truck. $3.89/gallon for 115 gallons of the non ethanol laced stuff in my boat.

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Carbonizer August 19, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Sign on station in downtown Spartanburg yesterday “Ethanol and Non Ethanol regular – same price” ($3.699) – He didn’t stock the ethanol gas.

Noteworthy is the difference in price in Spartanburg – two weeks ago, diesel was $3.699 here in Columbia, and $3.57 there. This week it’s reversed – $3.519 at the Murphy station on 378 near I-20, and $3.798 at the truck stop at US 221 and I-26 near Spartanburg. Worse price indowntown Spartanburg.

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Ethanol=worst.idea.ever.
Thanks farm lobby.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 19, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Whoever invented STA-BIL is prolly making a fortune…

aikencounty August 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

That’s some GOODDDDDDDDDDD stuff!
Add just a jigger of SEA FOAM once or twice a year, and you would think you are a small engine mechanic.

E Norma scok August 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Too bad stabil can’t do anything to stop the phase separation. All it can is help with the corrosion the separated water does. It can’t changed the chemical makeup of the “gas”.

aikencounty August 19, 2014 at 11:12 pm

I believe we were speaking of Sta-Bil and PURE gas.

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm

…..and $3.89/gallon for 3 gallons of the non ethanol laced stuff in TBG’s mower. Boat holds 33 gallons…can’t even afford to fish inshore anymore. : (

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E Norma scok August 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I was just glad to have some gas left in the 92 gallon tank before I started. After $450 (90 dollars at a shot!) I still wasn’t full after $450.

That kinda hurt my feelings.

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Same ol' Same ol' August 19, 2014 at 4:09 pm

soft as a marshmallow, melt in your mouth…
finally, some nipples on Fits.

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euwe max August 19, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Those aren’t nipples – that’s kleenex.

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aikencounty August 19, 2014 at 10:19 pm

BUZZ KILL!

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Clarendonian August 19, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Sellers is so naive he still believes in Santa Claus AND the Easter Bunny.

All name and no fame, all show and no go, all hat and no cattle. Quite the list of qualifications and accomplishments.

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CNSYD August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

You mean road repairs aren’t paid for by Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny?

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Clarendonian August 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Naw, man. Money grows on trees. Ask Nikki.

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Bible Thumper August 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

Qualifications? The only one required is to look good in a satin robe.

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Philip Branton August 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

LOL……LOL…. ROFL…….!!

GAS PRICES EASE…..?? Ease…?? My backside…!!! Just how many people have died worldwide in the last DECADE over OIL ……..?

My backside…!!! AMERICAN BLOOD is priceless on any battlefield…!!!!!

Wil Folks can put lipstick and nipples and tight jeans on a fuel pump article if he wants too….!! He just can’t look himself in the mirror while driving his car and think about how many troops have DIED protecting OIL….!!! …..and does he have the guts and nuts to ask Lindsey Graham or Ravenel or Scott or Sanford about our LOCAL energy production…!!!?

Ya know…we actually thought Wil Folks thought more of Fitsnews than Brian Hicks did of the Post and Courier; but after this “oily” article…….something is starting to smell real “ripe”..!

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E Norma Scok August 19, 2014 at 5:02 pm

If they died over oil..why isn’t it cheaper now?

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euwe max August 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Clean up costs.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm

If they died over oil..why isn’t it cheaper now?

They died to keep it expensive.

Our foreign policy is designed to keep oil off the market and prices high.

Ignore the rhetoric.
Think about it.
Look at the results.

Our leaders don’t send troops to the Mid-East to fight for our freedoms or to steal *their* oil for *us*. They send them to increase the profits of the military industrial complex, Big Oil, and our *allies*, the Saudis….

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FastEddy23 November 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

Oh Bummer.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

Guess what happens next?

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

*PSSSST!*

You forgot to “FIST POUNDZ!!!”

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Philip Branton August 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Tonto has sharp memory………. +5 points and a dunk

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-------------------- August 19, 2014 at 4:25 pm

I Dare them to increase gas taxes. I dare them! They will feel the wrath of 10s of thousands of angry South Carolinians breathing fire down upon them – showing up at their offices – maybe even their homes.
They are insane.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt August 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Dude, what’s with the nips pic?

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Travelin' the Hershey Highway? August 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

If you have to ask you’re a homosexual.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt August 19, 2014 at 11:13 pm

With a name like yours…I think we know who the homosexual is…not that there’s anything wrong with it.

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Truck Stop Tranny August 20, 2014 at 12:22 am

Of course you don’t think anything is wrong with it.

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euwe max August 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Fits, I understand the desire to be a responsible journalist, and not show quim in your blog pics, but you could at least show hard nips through thin blouses and some camel toe with sheer silk short shorts… I mean you practically showed us T-Rav’s asshole.

Let’s have some equal time here.

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euwe max August 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Milk is 2.79 in Dallas.

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Hard Truth August 19, 2014 at 7:25 pm

SC has had a large increase in population (almost up to 5 million now). With that comes more tax revenue for the state and locals. We don’t need gas tax hikes. We need people in office who will not abuse and misuse OUR money, and who will NOT steal from us.

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Bible Thumper August 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

“Rep. Bakari Sellers – who is running for lieutenant governor – has vowed to block this increase.”

He is not even elected yet, nor likely to be. His only power to block would be as tie breaker vote in the Senate.

Governor Haley has also vowed to block a increase and actually has the power to do so. Why not mentioning it? I’m not necessarily against a tax hike but support accurate reporting.

This bias is representative of a change in your preferences.

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Just guessing August 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

“Governor Haley has also vowed to block a increase and actually has the power to do so. Why not mentioning it?”

Probably because she’s made similar promises before, yet folds like a cheap tent.

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Bible Thumper August 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

SMIRKS is cleared of posting as Limbaugh#/!&&/^. Just guessing’s post appeared with Hard Truth’s name.

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aikencounty August 19, 2014 at 10:46 pm

I am shocked to see that Courtney Cox does her own pumping!

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Karolyn August 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm

$2.98 cash here in Chesterfield! Lowest in the area, and we’re only a few miles south of NC, so I’m sure the station owners are reaping the rewards of our northern neighbors’ filling up.

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