Monday, May 07, 2012

Hendry-Glades Gas Higher Than Average

Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 7.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.69/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77/g, according to gasoline price website

Hendry county's lowest price was $3.89 at BP, Handy Food Stores and Circle K in LaBelle, 20 cents higher than Florida average prices. In Lehigh Acres, prices were $3.79 at Citgo on Joel Blvd and $3.81 at the Alva Handy Store.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 22.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 27.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.9 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"I'd probably sound like a broken record at this point if I were to tell folks that crude prices breached and fell under $100 late last week. I'm sure I'll be flooded with motorists asking why gasoline prices haven't fallen yet," chuckled Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Either way, it's great news for motorists- but some hot spots may burn motorists before they see any sizable relief. When I mention hot spots, I'm thinking of the West Coast- where supply has dropped considerably, causing tightness and perhaps higher prices. The rest of the country, however, should see short term relief continue ahead of Memorial Day, easing unfounded fears of the national average hitting $5/gal, or even $4/gal," DeHaan said.


  1. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Since there are only a few owners of gas stations in Hendry county, do you think they are skirting free trade by agreeing to make a killing in Hendry County on gas? It wouldn't be as bad if they contributed to the County charities and events like many local businesses do, but they don't. I know we pay 10 cents more for gas for the Hendry County due to the gas tax that expired years ago and has been extended to help budget shortfalls. I feel the extra 10 cents a gallon above the gas tax is pure greed, in my humble opinion.
    Maybe you can find us some gas stations NEAR Hendry County and post them so we can get gas out of the county awhile. Do you think they will get the message and lower prices? I know,I know, I am a dreamer, right?

  2. Our Local Hendry county gas tax actually has no effect on why our prices are higher. Other counties have equal or higher local taxes. The best bet for lower prices is in Lee county at Buckingham Road and westward from there to I-75.