South Carolinas take advantage of gas for less than $4 after weeks of high prices
ROCK HILL, SC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – “South Carolina is the cheapest state in the country today when it comes to gasoline,” Patrick De Haan of Gas Buddy said.
The South Carolinians took advantage of this; drivers crammed a QuikTrip to Rock Hill with gasoline priced at $3.89 for regular fare.
Across the street, family-owned Lesslie’s Food Mart was offering it for $3.87.
Randy Hill Jr. sighed in relief. He chose the station two hundred down – even while queuing for an open pump. He says every little penny counts now.
“Now that gas is cheaper, I feel a lot more relieved because I can now pay all my bills on time instead of paying money for my gas instead of my bills,” he told QCN.
Record inflation, high demand and the war in Ukraine are partly to blame. The USDA June Report projected egg costs could increase by more than 20% this year, fish and seafood could jump by more than 9% and dairy products could increase by 11.5%.
So low gas prices help tremendously.
De Haan with Gas Buddy says the average price in South Carolina is $4.10/gallon, down 48 cents/gallon from last month.
“We saw a credible drop at the pumps that could continue for a few more weeks,” says De Haan.
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David Lee spends around $85 a week on his truck, hoping prices will stay low for a while to give people a break. He likes gasoline under four dollars.
“I’m actually going to build myself one of those hydrogen machines that I’ve seen on Tik Toks and Facebook. It’s not much, okay, but I know they get 40 to 50 mpg. And it’s not against the law, so if that’s what we have to do to survive, that’s what we have to do.