Area Gas Prices Still Above $3 Gallon; Pcola Cheaper

January 14, 2008

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gaspricemolino.jpgArea gas prices continued to run over $3 a gallon on Sunday, with a variation as much as 20 cents per gallon between stations in Pensacola and some in North Escambia.

The lowest price per gallon for regular unleaded NorthEscambia.com found in Escambia County on Sunday was $2.96 at Sam’s Club on Airport Boulevard. Many other Pensacola area stations were at about $2.99, including the Tom Thumb on Highway 29 in Cantonment.

Ten miles north would cost you another 10 cents per gallon Sunday; the Tom Thumb at the corner of Highway 29 and Highway 97 was selling a gallon of regular unleaded for $3.09 per gallon (pictured left).

Another 19 miles up Highway 29 would cost you yet another couple of cents per gallon Sunday, with a BP station at the corner of Highway 29 and Highway 4 selling a gallon of regular unleaded for $3.11 per gallon (pictured above).

A spot check of other stations around the area found a high of $3.16 per gallon at another station in Century.

The national average Sunday was $3.07 per gallon. That’s about 75 cents per gallon higher than the same time last year. Experts say not to expect any more significant jumps at the pump in the next few weeks until the winter driving season hits its mid-point, unless there is some major international incident.

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