Monday, January 23, 2012

Hendry-Glades Gas Price Finally Equal Rest Of Florida

Hendry-Glades Prices Now Lower Than State Average

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34/g, according to gasoline price website

Hendry and Glades county prices, after having been at least 10 to 15  cents higher than Florida averages are for the first time in years back to "normal." At some local stations in LaBelle, prices are actually a few cents lower then Lee county, at $3.45 at LaBelle's BP station. 

Motorists are still making some complaints about some gas retailers whose pump prices are actually five to seven cents higher than posted on street signs. The catch buyers find, is one has to pay cash or use the gas company's credit card to get the posted "low" price. Shell and Marathon seem to be the Hendry and Lee county companies pulling this trick.

The Florida legislature is considering changing sign laws statewide to mandate signs agree with the price at the pump when purchasing gas with any credit card.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 35.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 23.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 11.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 25.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"We saw oil prices fall gently late last week as tensions with Iran seemingly have cooled somewhat," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "I'm certainly hopeful that the recent easing in tensions between Iran and the West continues in coming months, but there are certainly no guarantees and few expectations of such. Having said that, I expect gasoline prices to move very little in the next week, and in some areas of the U.S. gasoline prices may fall this week," DeHaan said.

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