Now Steady Gas Prices Expected To Rise

March 25, 2019

Florida gas prices have held steady for the past week, but prices at the pump may increase this week. Crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices rose last week, following another round of declining fuel supplies.

“Florida drivers may see gas prices rise another 10 cents this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Both planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, rising demand, and the switch to summer gasoline continue to contribute to the seasonal springtime jump at the pump. Based on current conditions, gas prices will likely peak sometime between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day weekend.”

Florida motorists are currently paying an average price of $2.62 per gallon for regular unleaded. The state average is nearly 30 cents more than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.

The average price per gallon in Escambia County was $2.77, up from $2.31 a month ago.

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