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Gas Prices Plummeting

HOW LOW WILL THEY GO? With the price of a barrel of crude oil trading below $28 – a twelve-year low – it’s not surprising that the price of gasoline continues to decline precipitously. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report, the average price for a gallon of regular…

HOW LOW WILL THEY GO?

With the price of a barrel of crude oil trading below $28 – a twelve-year low – it’s not surprising that the price of gasoline continues to decline precipitously.

According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge report, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in the United States currently stands at $1.87.  In South Carolina, it’s $1.65 – one of the five lowest rates in the nation.

As you can see from the chart below, prices are down more than eighty cents from their 2015 peaks.

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sc gas prices

(Chart: Via)

And they’re not likely to rise anytime soon as the global market is dealing with a glut of oil …

Is this good news? Yes … and no.  Obviously for dirt poor South Carolinians (who spend a disproportionately high percentage of their meager incomes on fuel), low gas prices are good news.

Unfortunately, as we’ve seen on numerous previous occasions declines in gas prices don’t translate into expanded consumer activity.

Why not?  Um … Obamacare, for starters.

What are gas prices like in your area?  And how do you plan to spend any savings from lower prices?

Post your thoughts in our comments section below …

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66 comments

Victorious Secret January 20, 2016 at 8:44 am

It must be a tad bit cold where she’s pumping that gas.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 20, 2016 at 8:52 am

I noticed that!

:-D

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flip January 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

Obviously a Republican woman,

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Nookie Haley January 20, 2016 at 9:50 am

Republican? Did her witch nose get cropped out?

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mamatiger92 January 20, 2016 at 11:06 am

Or, her Adam’s apple (see Ann Coulter).

Squishy123 January 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm

You and Nookie Haley are just upset because she’s not wearing a pantsuit.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt January 20, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Lol…Ann Coulter.

This clip is pretty funny. I wish I could find the one when the guy opens the fridge door (it’s Ann spread eagle) and he says…”There’s never anything good in here”…so funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nSc9ykewTY

Len Blake January 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Ann could crush U-ur an insect compared to her.

mamatiger92 January 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

Probably… “she” is a dude after all.

Tazmaniac January 20, 2016 at 9:33 am

I love that the economic impact of low gas discussion condenses down to a pair of nice titty hard-ons. Women ever get control of this country men will never get it back.

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Rocky Verdad January 20, 2016 at 9:38 am

Think about it – they already do in a way.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 20, 2016 at 9:43 am

They contro 50% of the money and 100% of the vajayjay!

Tazmaniiac January 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm

I could fall in love with you.

dwb619 January 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

DUH, I think they do control the more important (pink) parts!

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vicupstate January 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

One year from today, there will be a woman President. And it won’t be Carly Fiorina.

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vic was 0-30 in 2014 January 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Maybe President of Cell Block #3.Maybe they will send her to Martha Stewart’s old stomping ground?

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm

One year from today, there will be a woman President. And it won’t be Carly Fiorina.

Great jumping horny toads! Donald Trump’s going to pull a Caitlin (Bruce) Jenner?

Tazmaniiac January 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm

I am a real pervert.You ought to see my John Holmes material.

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Grumpy the Dwarf January 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

And she has the high beams on…

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shifty henry January 20, 2016 at 9:30 am

10 +

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Rocky Verdad January 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

Happy day – we got us a gas price article. What did is say?

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TroubleBaby January 20, 2016 at 8:58 am

This is the closest we get to the ole Fits T&A photos I used to appreciate.

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Tazmaniac January 20, 2016 at 9:49 am

Move that handle a tiny bit to reveal a nice camel toe and this site’s servers will go up in smoke for sure. Nothing like trying to keep up with current issues and soft porn all in one shot.

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TroubleBaby January 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

lol- That’s so cool that I don’t have kids anymore.

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Tazmaniac January 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm

That troll looks like he is describing himself.

TroubleBaby January 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm

lol…I’m not even a “Trump supporter”, I just like watching him kick pols in the teeth.

I support no one for office- I thought that was pretty clear to everyone by now. lol

shifty henry January 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

I like her grip — I must find the series of fotos and videos of girls in the nude pumping gas but right now I can’t remember which old files they are in.

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Rocky Verdad January 20, 2016 at 9:36 am

Pull Lever and Insert Nozzle.

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Tazmaniac January 20, 2016 at 9:51 am

Major in Law, minor in Meteorology?

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Sexy Graphs January 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

The graph looks like her nipples too.

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Dr. Dan January 20, 2016 at 10:22 am

You’ve never seen the wiring in a bra?

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vicupstate January 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

1.45 in Greenville

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flip January 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

Hard to get any economic benefit from low gas prices when they averaged $3.50 under Obama for 6.5 years.

The $1.87 avg is what the price was when Obama took office.

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Rocky Verdad January 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

Yawn.

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flip January 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

Yawn.S&P reporting 4th quarter earnings down 6%.

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Recessionproof Unemployment January 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

Well we know you didn’t contribute to it, permanently unemployed welfare queens like you being a drag on the economy is pretty much considered a constant.

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Mark January 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Yep, but still way up over where they were when Obama was elected.

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Thanks Obama! January 20, 2016 at 9:46 am

I’m loving the money I am saving on gas right now.

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vicupstate January 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm

You got a source for that other than your imagination?

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flip January 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

$3.36…my fault

In January 2009, the monthly average price of gas was $1.84 a gallon. Five years later, the monthly average was $3.36.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20150219/RETAIL/150219807/u.s.-consumers-expect-gas-prices-to-rise-again-survey-finds

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The Buzzman January 20, 2016 at 9:33 am

The abundance of stock images that Sic finds for these gas prices stories is a testament to the fact that I’m not the only guy in the world turned on by hot babes pumping gas.

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shifty henry January 20, 2016 at 9:34 am

(see my post below)

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Tazmaniac January 20, 2016 at 9:35 am

Save me the research, is there a clinical name for that?

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Dr. Dan January 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

Impotent old man. That’s the medical term, at least.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis January 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

Hoespumpitis. Look it up.

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Taz be a weirdo January 20, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Pervert

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shifty henry January 20, 2016 at 5:50 pm

A concerned young lady complains to her gynecologist, “Whenever I take off my clothes my nipples get real hard, and so sensitive they’re almost painful.”

“That’s a little unusual,” he said. “Get undressed and I’ll check you out.”

The doctor began to examine her breasts and nipples. After a considerable time touching and
observing, the doctor still looked puzzled.
“Well, I don’t know what you have,” he finally said, “but it’s contagious!”

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Rocky Verdad January 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

You’re part of the majority.

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flip January 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

lol….Boz it is so cute when you pretend to like ‘hot babes’!!! :)

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The Buzzman January 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

That BS from you is getting old. Older than me, even.

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The Buzzman January 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm

The genesis of that minor fetish to me was a photo in one of those little digest-sized girlie mags that I snuck a look at when I was a kid, at the local drug store news rack: Bettye Page in a tiny crocheted bikini, standing at an old-fashioned gas pump, holding the pumper. Strangely enough, that shoot was done in the middle of a cornfield. Found it online and used it for a screen-saver for a while.

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shifty henry January 20, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Gee, a confession from the “Buzzboy” …..

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The Buzzman January 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm

btw, that one pic also inspired a fetish for tiny crocheted bikinis on hot babes. It was one damned powerful image for an 11 year old boy full of piss, vinegar and hormones!

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shifty henry January 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm

…. and now you’re a better man from that experience!

The Buzzman January 21, 2016 at 8:35 pm

I like to think so.

Oh yeah, she was wearing high heels, too. In a cornfield.

shifty henry January 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

After a minor mathematical error on a routine report, a worker’s boss tried to belittle him in front of his peers.
Angrily she asked, “If you had 4 corn cobs and I asked for one, how many would you have left?”
Quickly he replied, “If it was you who asked, I’d still have 4 corn cobs.”

Yelsewh January 20, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Weird

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Rocky Verdad January 20, 2016 at 9:59 am

Thems look like the Susan B Anthony size – anyone else?

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nippular January 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

Puffies

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dwb619 January 20, 2016 at 11:54 am

At least Dee Dee Myers size!!!!!!!!

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erneba January 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Notice how she affectionately handles that hose nozzle.
I have always had respect for woman with good hose placement skills.
Fill ‘er up.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt January 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm

So many non sequiturs in this article…I don’t know where to start. Is it the clickbait nip pic? Is it the linkage b/w Obamacare and not having enough for fuel?

Anyway, the real gist of this story should have focused on the Exxons, BPs, Shells and so forth not passing along the low, low prices to consumers at the pump.

Much like the diamond industry, the petrol industry is a false economy. An artificially controlled market where no matter how much fuel there is in the world (a massive glut being the current state)…the prices never drop down to what they should be….they only go up as demand increases. I mean sure, 85 cents is something but really we should be paying less than a dollar per gallon. Don’t think for a minute these guys aren’t colluding to keep prices artificially high.

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Len Blake January 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

We are told by Biliary and Obama to love the Arab Oil royals.
These pricks are going to fight ISIS alone.

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usc prof January 20, 2016 at 6:39 pm Reply

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