Prices Lower In Florida But Not Hendry-Glades County
LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Hendry and Glades county, Florida remain high at an average of $4.04 while prices in Florida have fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.86 a gallon yesterday.
By crossing the county line into Lee county, motorists can save 15 cents per gallon at the Handy Store in Alva, about 15 miles west of LaBelle. Price there is $3.89.
LaBelle's highest price, at $4.08 is at the Shell station on West Hickpochee.
The national average price has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.85 a gallon. Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 5.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average has decreased 0.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 1.5 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
"Average gasoline prices nationally continue to slowly drop," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "I'll go on the record and say that come Wednesday, I expect the national average in the U.S. will actually be lower than it was on the same day in 2011. Perhaps looking at the big picture with prices having failed to reach new records so far in 2012, we can restore some gas-sanity in this country. Prices go up and down every year, every season, regardless of who's name is on the ballot," DeHaan said.