Gas prices in Florida continue to climb, highest since July 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV/WCJB) - Florida’s average gas price jumped another 15 cents, reaching its highest level in over a year.
According to AAA, the state’s average is $2.61 per gallon of regular unleaded fuel; this is the highest level Florida has seen since July 2019.
Many experts have noted the weather in the Gulf has affected the prices — much of Florida’s gas comes from the region which consists of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
“This region is a major source of gasoline in the United States, accounting for more than 45% of total U.S. petroleum refining capacity,” AAA said in a news release. “This storm reportedly impacted a little more than half of refinery capacity in the Gulf Coast region.”
Local gas prices
- Calhoun: $2.656
- Franklin: $2.562
- Gadsden: $2.578
- Hamilton: $2.514
- Jackson: $2.501
- Jefferson: $2.678
- Lafayette: $2.614
- Leon: $2.596
- Liberty: $2.649
- Madison: $2.662
- Suwannee: $2.658
- Taylor: $2.554
- Wakulla: $2.601
At the start of 2021, Florida residents paid an average of $2.20 per gallon.
The national average is $2.635 per gallon. For more info on Florida gas prices, click here.
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