Summer Gas Prices At Four-Year High

July 10, 2018

The price at the pump is the most expensive summer gas prices in four years in Florida.

Since June 1, Florida gas prices averaged $2.76 per gallon – an increase of nearly 50 cents compared to the average price last summer. But current pump prices remain 20 cents below this year’s high, set during Memorial Day weekend.

The average price per gallon in the North Escambia area is $2.74, up from $2.19 last year.

“Reduced global oil supplies have caused summer travelers to pay a higher price at the pump this year,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman, AAA. “Fortunately, domestic gasoline production remains strong, which should help prevent major swings in summer gas prices. But AAA said pump prices will pop if a major hurricane threatens refineries along the Gulf Coast. photo, click to enlarge.


3 Responses to “Summer Gas Prices At Four-Year High”

  1. Jackie on July 10th, 2018 9:08 am

    Just think some people travel to work, some for vacations and others for radiation treatments 5 days a week for 3-6 weeks, plus pay a co-pay each day this can all add up to a lot of expense. I agree with Bama I see very few people on Escambia County Transit Buses.

  2. Bama on July 10th, 2018 6:40 am

    Sadly, some of what we pay in Escambia County support the Escambia County Transit system that runs with mostly empty buses.

  3. mike on July 10th, 2018 3:31 am

    Fantastic! Come on $4 a gallon! :)

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