Tampa, Fla. (WFLA) – The average gas price in Florida is up about 30 cents over the past week, hitting a record high again, according to AAA.
On Sunday, the average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $4.49 per gallon, surpassing the previous high of $4,398, set in March shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, AAA said.
For comparison, the national average gas price was $4,470 on Sunday.
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Florida’s average gas price is $1.60 per gallon higher than it was a year ago. Drivers are paying $67 for a full 15-gallon tank of gas, $24 more than what they were paying this time last year, AAA said.
Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA – The Auto Club Group, said: “Drivers are facing unprecedented pain at the pump and things could soon get worse before they return. should be better. “We saw many larger gains in the gasoline futures market late last week, which could drop to another 10-20 cents increase at pump in the near future.”
In Tampa-St. On the Petersburg-Clearwater metro, drivers are seeing an average of $4,506 for a regular, lead-free Monday morning. In Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, the current median is $4,501. In Lakeland-Winter Haven, it’s $4,502.
In Sebring, the current average is $4,504, according to AAA.
The International Energy Agency predicts gas prices will return US oil production to pre-pandemic levels by the end of the year. This could lead to a drop in prices, but doesn’t necessarily mean motorists will see $2 gas in the near future, AAA said.
Jenkins continued: “Unfortunately, $4 gas can be an unwelcome passenger on most Florida summer road trips. “At this point, the state average is not expected to exceed $5 a gallon. However, the fuel market is extremely volatile and things are changing day by day. Either way, drivers should expect gas prices to continue to fluctuate throughout the summer and possibly the rest of the year.”
https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/florida-gas-prices-at-record-high-after-jumping-30-cents-in-past-week-aaa-says/ Florida gas prices at record high after jumping 30 cents in past week, AAA says