From LaBelle, Florida for Hendry and Glades County and the Lake Okeechobee region. Don Browne, editor.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Gas Prices Crazy High In LaBelle!
Gas Prices Climb As Retailers Take Advantage Of Mid-Eastern Revolution News?
LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 23.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 64.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 29.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
(Video - Shell Station Begins Selling Gas Again)
In LaBelle, prices were as high as $3.45 Monday morning. But some good news as the Shell station on West SR 80 in LaBelle finally opened their gas pumps two days ago. The pumps were installed months ago, and after six months of construction delays motorists can now buy gas at lower prices than all the other stations in the LaBelle area. Prices Monday were $3.29 for cash sales.
New Shell gas pumps in LaBelle, mean 10 cent savings per gallon for motorists. After being under construction for six long months, new pumps opened this week bringing an end to a very non-competitive gas pricing situation in the City of LaBelle where only one station was selling gas on the city's main highway.