Florida has highest gas prices in region


The national gas price is $2.76. (AAA)

HOLT Fla., April 25, 2018—Florida holds the record for largest increase in gas prices this month with an 11-cent price jump.

According to AAA, Floridians are seeing not only the largest pump price jump in the country and among the South and southeast states, but the most expensive price in the region at $2.74 per gallon on average.

Prices in Crestview are at $2.79 and are $2.95 in Holt.

Gas prices increased across the country on the week with five states seeing double-digit jumps.  The national average ticked up a nickel to $2.76.

“Pump prices are causing sticker shock across the country,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “Gas is selling at $2.26 or more at every gas station in America.  More so, 13 percent of stations have pump prices set at $3 or more.”

West coast states primarily have the most expensive gas price averages at more than $3. However, on the east coast, Pennsylvania is inching closer to that same threshold at $2.97.

Today’s national gas price average is 17-cents more expensive than last month and 34-cents more expensive that last year at this time.

Staff and AAA release


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