Florida gas prices swell 10 cents

‘The jump at the pump may not be over yet.’

Gas prices in Florida shot up by last week to $3.48 per gallon Friday — 10 cents more than the week prior and a new 2024 high, according to AAA — The Auto Club Group.

By Monday morning, the price had fallen a cent to $3.47. But the respite may not last, AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins said in a statement.

“The jump at the pump may not be over yet,” he said. “Drivers may be in line for another round of rising prices, after gasoline and crude oil futures rose to new 2024 highs last week.”

The U.S. price of crude oil rose 4% last week, reportedly due to concerns about Ukraine’s attacks on Russian refineries. Crude’s closing price of $81.26 per barrel on Thursday was the highest since Halloween.

Gasoline futures, meanwhile, rose 19 cents last week, reportedly because of lower-than-expected weekly gas supply numbers. They finished 11 cents higher than the previous 2024 high.

Other contributing factors to rising gas prices, which are common in the Spring, include seasonal refinery maintenance, a switch to pricier summer blend gasoline and higher fuel demands in March as residents hit the road with Spring Breakers and Winter residents.

The most expensive metro market for gas in Florida is the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area, where motorists are paying $3.65 per gallon on average, followed by Naples ($3.53) and Fort Lauderdale ($3.53).

The cheapest fuel is in Panama City, where drivers and motorcyclists are shelling out $3.24 per gallon, followed by the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach area ($3.26) and Pensacola ($3.28).

Jesse Scheckner

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  • Impeach Biden

    March 18, 2024 at 10:59 am

    Any of you liberal zombies remember what the price per gallon was back in Jan 2021? I do! “Inflation Joe”.

    • Christian Nationalist florida Broke Jokes

      March 18, 2024 at 11:20 am

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      In a court filing on Monday, his lawyers urged a mid-level state appeals court to delay enforcement of the judgment, arguing the amount was excessive.

      • Impeach Biden

        March 18, 2024 at 12:46 pm

        Umm, I was asking what the price of fuel was in Jan 2021. Not a single word about Trump and yet you go off on your Facebook / CNN narrative.

    • Christian Nationalist florida Broke Jokes

      March 18, 2024 at 11:21 am

      It was $3.29 in St Johns.

      Stop blaming others for being broke.

      • Impeach Biden

        March 18, 2024 at 12:47 pm

        No it wasn’t. Nice attempt at spin though. Oh and my finances are just fine. Thanks for asking.

    • JD

      March 18, 2024 at 11:21 am

      Any of you MAGAt zombies remember the use of refrigerated meat trucks as morgues in Jan 2021? I do! “Pandemic Donnie”. But by all means, lets quibble about the price of gas to move the morgues.

      • Impeach Biden

        March 18, 2024 at 12:48 pm

        What aboutism. Yes and Fauci is a quack.

        • JD

          March 18, 2024 at 4:04 pm

          What-about-ism only works when it’s equal. Gas prices vs. unnecessary death isn’t even in the same ballback.

          And given Biden tapped our reserves, and we produce more now than in Trump’s admin, you got nothing.

          Turn your ire to DeSantis, because he could give use a gas-tax holiday faster than Biden could.

    • Broke Jokes Weren’t Woke

      March 18, 2024 at 11:22 am

      With all the money you aren’t spending on income taxes and home insurance, you’ve got extra.

      • Impeach Biden

        March 18, 2024 at 12:51 pm

        Huh? Kind of early in the day to be popping pills, smoking crack, and drinking beers don’t ya think?

    • Michael K

      March 18, 2024 at 11:36 am

      Last I heard, the petroleum industry – though heavily subsidized by US taxpayers – has not been nationalized. No president sets gas prices – the global markets and big oil sets the prices.

      • Impeach Biden

        March 18, 2024 at 12:50 pm

        So why is Slo Joe emptying our strategic petroleum reserves?

        • Dont Say FLA

          March 19, 2024 at 1:45 pm

          The USA’s so-called strategic petroleum reserve is nothing but a political foil, same as the debt ceiling.

          The USA’s actual petroleum reserve is “Steal Canada’s if and when we ever need it”

    • Dont Say FLA

      March 19, 2024 at 1:44 pm

      Most will remember January 2021 for January 6th, 2021. Never Forget, IBS.

      But yeah, gasoline cost very little due to the failed Trump economy that saw demand for gasoline approach zero.

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