Florida $3.59 National $3.43
Gas price in Florida have risen more rapidly than national price, and now stand at 16 cent higher than average, having increased 48.6 cents per gallon higher than one year ago.
Hendry/Glades county, Florida prices have continued historical prices, standing now along with average Florida prices at $3.59. Shell stations continue posting misleading "low" prices that can only be obtained through cash or company credit card purchases.
Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 48.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 16.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 10.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 31.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"The national average has continued on its upward trend as we move closer to spring and EPA-mandated cleaner burning gasoline," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The smaller movements in gasoline prices as of late in areas of the country will certainly not hold much longer. Gasoline prices tend to start moving significantly higher towards the end of February and into mid-March, so motorists should be preparing for higher prices," DeHaan said.