Monday, September 24, 2012

Gas Prices Still Higher Than Year Ago

29 Cents Higher Than Last Year

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81/g, according to gasoline price website

Prices in Hendry and Glades county were between $3.83 and $3.89, still higher than Florida and National prices.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 8.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 29.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"The national average has begun to drop nicely over the last week, and while it certainly doesn't feel like much, it is noteworthy," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Oil prices were all over the map last week, closing in on $100/bbl one day and dropping to $92/bbl later in the week. I've probably had more double takes watching oil prices in the last week than I've had all summer. Watching oil prices last week was as wild as watching the Detroit Tigers try to take a division lead over the White Sox," DeHaan said.


  1. Anonymous8:11 AM

    It makes absolutely no sense that gas prices are so high in Glades and Hendry. There is a gas station at 80 and I75 near the Cracker Barrell that is ALWAYS much lower than in Glades or Hendry. "The Man" continues to stick it to those in low income situations!

  2. Anonymous8:19 AM

    Yeah but everywhere I 've ever lived it's like that. Small towns have a million good things but gas prices isn't one of them . My husband says if there's no competition they can charge whatever.