Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.30/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.25/g, according to gasoline price website FloridaStateGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 22.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased 4.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"Average gasoline prices are moving up as we enter the New Year, a trend that has held since 2008," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The biggest problem with that trend holding true this year is that we're starting 2012 about 20-cents per gallon higher than 2011, breaking yet another high price record and setting up an ugly year for motorists," DeHaan said.