The average price of a gallon of gasoline, which shot upward in the first full week in October, remained at recent high-mark levels Monday, around $3.18.
That’s according to AAA — The Auto Club Group, which reported the price was up about a half penny compared to the previous Monday, after surging the week before.
And it could get worse.
Crude and gasoline futures prices rose again last week, setting new 2021 highs with a 4% increase. Friday’s settlement of $82.28 per barrel was $3 more than the week before. Meanwhile gasoline futures prices increased 12 cents on the NYMEX. Wholesale gasoline prices reached a level that — if sustained — could drag the state average above $3.20 per gallon.
“It appears the pain at the pump is going to get worse before it gets better,” AAA spokesman
Mark Jenkins said in a news release. “Florida drivers are likely to face another round of rising prices, as global supply concerns keep upward pressure on the price of crude. It’s unclear when the relief at the pump will come, but these elevated prices at the pump are likely to linger through the winter months.”
Gas prices averaged $3.33 per gallon across the U.S. Monday morning,
Drivers in Punta Gorda are getting off easiest, with gas prices around $3.10. The average price in Jacksonville is $3.12; Orlando, $3.13; and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, $3.14.
Hit hardest are drivers in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, where the pumps read $3.35 per gallon; Panama City, $3.23; and Miami and Fort Lauderdale, $3.22.
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