Motorists preparing for Thanksgiving travel have something to be thankful for: Falling prices at the pump.
According to GasBuddy, prices in 44 of the 50 U.S. states are lower than a week ago, coming just in time for when millions of Americans will be hitting the road.
In South Carolina, the seventh cheapest state in the nation for gasoline, the average price per gallon is $1.93, below the national average price of $2.14.
The average price of gasoline per gallon in South Carolina is 5.3 cents lower than last week and 11 cents lower than last month, according to GasBuddy.
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This week’s national average price of gasoline is 65 cents less than the average price on Thanksgiving merely two years ago ($2.79)
“This year will go down as the first in over a decade that no state – not even traditionally pricey Hawaii or California – has seen its average daily price breach $3 per gallon.” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy Consumers . “We can thank global oil production that continues to outpace rising demand for the low prices.”