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Happy tanks giving, Greer gas prices in a free fall

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Happy tanks giving, Greer gas prices in a free fall
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Gas prices in Greer have fallen to its lowest level during the Thanksgiving holidays since 2008.

Customers at the QuikTrip at Concourse Way and Hwy. 14, near GSP, were paying $1.73 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel Tuesday. It reflects the lowest gas price reported in Greer through the holidays and prices at the pump are expected to continue its free fall through the busy Thanksgiving weekend.

Marathon and Murphy USA stations on Wade Hampton Blvd. in Taylors are selling a gallon of unleaded fuel at $1.72 each. The lowest in the state is in Gaffney at $1.58 a gallon while Spartanburg is averaging $1.62 a gallon.

"Lower gas prices around the holidays is another example of a great quality of life in Greer," Mark Owens, President and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.  "With Christmas approaching and Small Business Saturday this weekend, we hope people will consider using those savings to Shop Small and further benefit the local economy."

Gas prices are down about 75 cents per gallon compared to this same date last year. It’s the 17th consecutive day prices have fallen.

South Carolina’s average, $1.845, is five cents higher than Indiana, which has settled into the top spot at $1.798 a gallon of unleaded fuel.

Approximately 42 million Americans, two million Carolinians, are expected to take a road trip this Thanksgiving. Within the past week savings of nine cents have been realized since a week ago and 14 cents for the month.

Travelers will find gas prices are down 70 cents from the Thanksgiving holiday in 2014.

Analysts said three factors are contributing to low prices at the pump: refinery costs, distribution and blends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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