Monday, April 15, 2013

Motorists Get Break On Gas

Florida Price 41 Cents Lower Than Last Year

LABELLE, FL. -- Average retail gasoline prices in Florida have fallen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 8,237 gas outlets in Florida. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.52/g.

But Hendry and Glades county as usual are still stuck with prices in the $3.72 per gallon range, 22 cents higher than Florida averages. But driving into Lee county, drivers will find lower prices successfully.

Including the change in gas prices in Florida during the past week, prices yesterday were 41.7 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 21.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 37.0 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

"The national average continues to be driven down as oil prices have fallen in recent weeks," said Patrick DeHaan. "The year on year savings is approaching 40 cents a gallon in some spots- not necessarily hitting the lottery, but every cent counts. As we get closer to Memorial Day there's also the chance of an increase in pricing volatility thanks to refinery maintenance season that will be gradually coming to a close," DeHaan said.

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