Monday, October 01, 2012

Gas Prices Still Remain High

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.79/g, according to gasoline price website

Hendry and Glades county still has the highest prices anywhere at $3.83, far above Florida average prices.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 30.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 8.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 33.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"In the last few years, we've typically seen a seasonal downward trend at the gas pump as the cooler temperatures invade," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "We just haven't seen any sort of real decline at the pump yet this autumn," DeHaan said.

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