Monday, October 29, 2012

Hendry-Glades Gas Prices Wildly Different

Why Is LaBelle The 'High Price Gas' Location Of Southwest Florida?

LABELLE, FL. -- Fuel prices in LaBelle were 30 cents higher than those in Fort Myers Sunday. While motorists in LaBelle lined up for $3.83 cent gas, stations in east Fort Myers were selling gas for $3.53.

East Fort Myers is only 30 miles from the LaBelle city limits.

Drive over to Clewiston, also 30 miles from LaBelle and prices were 20 cents lower than LaBelle's at $3.63. The Clewiston Hess station was pumping at $3.59.

Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.56/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 8.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 19.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 23.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.2 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

"With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

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