Tumbling gas prices welcome relief for consumers

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Tumbling gas prices welcome relief for consumers
South Carolina’s statewide gas average of $1.96 a gallon is five cents less than last week and 25 cents less than a month ago, according to AAA Carolinas. South Carolinians are paying 25 cents less to fill up at the pump today than this time last year. 

Greater Greer drivers enjoy some of the lowest prices of gas, with prices dipping to $1.78 a gallon at some stores.

Nearly 20 percent of states are enjoying prices below $2 per gallon. Nationally, retail averages have dropped ­­­83 of the past 90 days. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline currently sits at $2.30 per gallon, which is six cents less than one week ago, 24 cents less than one month ago and 16 cents less than at the same time last year. 

Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle during the month of January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season.




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