Monday, April 30, 2012

Gas Prices Lower Than A Year Ago

Price Finally 9.6 Cents Lower Than Year Ago Except Hendry/Glades

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.78/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 9.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 14.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

But all is not so grand in western Hendry/Glades county, where prices are at $3.99 at most all gas stations. To avoid the artificially higher prices, one must travel 30 miles to Lee county where prices are at least 15 cents lower. Or  shop in Clewiston where Hess has $3.87 regular.

The national average has decreased 8.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"Unsurprisingly, the average price for a gallon of regular self-serve continues to drop in a majority of communities across the United States," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The national average now stands nearly 10-cents per gallon lower than the same date a year ago, but will we hear an end to complaining about gasoline prices at the pump? Perhaps the rhetoric will wind down, but with summer around the corner, any sudden increase in price of gasoline will have Americans virtually calling for the heads of politicians in November," DeHaan said.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    So what accounts for the "artificially higher" prices in western Hendry/Glades county? County-imposed gasoline taxes?