Florida gas prices hit new highs

On Thursday, Florida gas prices rose to a new record. Florida is one of the ten states with the largest increases. The average on Wednesday was $4,321 and a week ago it was $4,176. “Gas prices are so high it’s really put a damper on my finances,” said Edwin Martinez, a Florida resident. a record high, $4.41 a gallon, but that’s a steal compared to the price seen in the city, $4.49, eight cents higher. “Have you ever paid that much for gas in your life?” asked WESH. “No, nobody has,” said Neal Trantham, another Florida resident. A year ago, gas was only $3.00 a gallon, almost $1.50 cheaper. Central Florida residents are certain of one thing: high gas prices affect their budgets and lives. “I’d go to New Jersey and drive. I don’t think I’m going to do it. It’s just way too expensive,” Martinez said. “Is there anything you can do to save money? Do less shopping?” We asked. “Well, groceries are as big of a deal as gas. There’s not much you can do about it except pay,” Trantham said. As we approach $4.50 a gallon, the general consensus is that prices are too high. Now the state of Florida has just announced a measure that is expected to lower the price of gas in Florida. The sale of a special winter blend of gas will now be allowed, increasing the supply of gas that people can buy.

On Thursday, Florida gas prices rose to a new record.

Florida is one of the ten states with the largest increases.

The average on Wednesday was $4,321 and a week ago it was $4,176.

“Gas prices are so high it’s really put a damper on my finances,” said Edwin Martinez, a Florida resident.

Nationally, the average price of regular unleaded unleaded is $4.41 a gallon, but that’s a steal compared to the price seen in the city, $4.49, eight cents higher.

“Have you ever paid that much for gas in your life?” asked WESH.

“No, nobody has,” said Neal Trantham, another Florida resident.

A year ago, gas was only $3.00 a gallon, almost $1.50 cheaper.

Central Florida residents are certain of one thing: high gas prices affect their budgets and lives.

“I’d go to New Jersey and drive. I don’t think I’m going to do it. It’s just way too expensive,” Martinez said.

“Is there anything you can do to save money? Do less shopping?” We asked.

“Well, groceries are just as big a problem as gasoline. There’s not much you can do about it except pay,’ Trantham said.

As we approach $4.50 a gallon, the general consensus is that prices are too high.

Now the state of Florida has just announced a move that is expected to lower the price of gas in Florida.

The sale of a special winter gas mixture will now be allowed, increasing the supply of gas that people can buy.

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