Florida gas prices climb to new records

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you’re going to get gas today, get ready for some sticker shock. Overnight, AAA updated the average cost of a gallon and it will now cost you about $4.15.


Just 24 hours ago prices were at $4.

Even though $4.15 is the average, some gas stations are charging a lot more.

A local Mobil gas station is charging $4.29 a gallon for regular unleaded. If you need premium, the price is $5 a gallon.

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A 7-Eleven across the street from the Mobile is charging $4.19 a gallon.

Floridians have never seen gas prices this high.

The state’s gas prices are still 2 cents cheaper than the national average of $4.17 a gallon, and that’s a record.

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The previous record of $4.11 a gallon has stood still since July 2008.

As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, gas prices are rising faster than they have since Hurricane Katrina slammed into oil platforms and refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2005.

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The average U.S. household uses about 90 gallons of gas a month. So the 65-cent increase in the average price since the start of the war in Ukraine will cost that typical household about $59 more a month than they were spending on gas before the latest spike.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.