Gas continues to squeeze Floridians as prices jump $.18

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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A gas station service pump. Credit: WINK

The cost of gas at the pump continues to go higher, as Floridians experience an increase in prices of around 18 cents per gallon.

According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices increased 18 cents per gallon in the final days leading up to Independence Day, last week, with the average price per gallon totaling $3.53.

AAA reports that the increase compared to 2023 saw that motorists paid around 27 cents more per gallon on average; however, much less than the average price in 2022 ($4.54/g). 

As Beryl moved through Texas on Monday, AAA predicts that while initial reports of price changes may not happen, the full extent of Beryl’s impact on the fuel supply chain and prices will not be fully realized until several days after the storm passes. 

The majority of Florida’s gasoline supply comes from the Gulf Coast, which includes Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. 

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