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AAA: Florida drivers could face another round of rising gas prices

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"It appears the pain at the pump is going to get worse before it gets better," said Mark Jenkins spokesman, AAA

From AAA

Florida gas prices are slightly higher than a week ago. The state average of $3.18 per gallon is a half-cent more than this time last week.

Although gas prices held relatively steady last week, another increase could be on the way. Crude and gasoline futures prices rose again last week, setting new 2021 highs. The price of U.S. crude increased 4% last week. Friday's settlement of $82.28 per barrel was $3 per barrel more than the week before. Meanwhile, gasoline futures prices increased 12 cents on the NYMEX. Wholesale gasoline prices reached a level that - if sustained - could drag the state average above $3.20 per gallon.

"It appears the pain at the pump is going to get worse before it gets better," said Mark Jenkins spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Florida drivers are likely to face another round of rising prices, as global supply concerns keep upward pressure on the price of crude. It's unclear when the relief at the pump will come, but these elevated prices at the pump are likely to linger through the winter months."

The reason prices keep rising (and could remain elevated through the winter) is due to a natural gas shortage affecting Asia and Europe. Because of that shortage, natural gas prices have skyrocketed in those continents, forcing their countries to turn to what was already an extremely tight crude oil market for electricity and heating.

Apopka Prices

PriceStationAddressCity

3.040

Sam's Club

1500 S Orange Blossom Tr

Apopka

3.070

Shell

3498 E Semoran Blvd

Apopka

3.070

BP

2685 E SEMORAN BLVD

Apopka

3.070

Walmart Neighborhood Market

806 Balmy Beach Dr

Apopka

3.090

7-Eleven

1495 S Orange Blossom Trl

Apopka

3.090

Wawa

449 W Main St

Apopka

3.090

BP

277 E MAIN ST

Apopka

3.090

Shell

1252 Apopka Blvd

Apopka

3.090

Shell

4914 Rock Springs Rd

Apopka

3.090

Shell

1500 N Wekiwa Springs Rd

Apopka

Apopka Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com

Regional Prices

Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.35), Panama City ($3.23), Fort Lauderdale ($3.22)

Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($3.10), Jacksonville ($3.12), Orlando ($3.13), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($3.14)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

Combine errands to limit driving time.

Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.

Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.

Remove excess weight in your vehicle.

Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.

Find Florida Gas Prices

Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com

State and metro averages can be found here

AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)


SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord HighNational$3.319$3.314$3.269$3.194$2.172$4.11 (7/17/2008)Florida$3.179$3.179$3.174$3.100$2.129$4.08 (7/17/2008)Georgia$3.153$3.144$3.063$2.978$2.005$4.16 (9/15/2008)Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology

AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

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