Florida gas prices are creeping closer to $5 a gallon after the state average jumped 18 cents last week, reaching a new all-time high of $4.76 per gallon on Sunday – 66% more expensive than a year ago.
“Unfortunately, the pain at the pump is likely to get even worse this week,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman.
Across the state, the most expensive gas markets are concentrated in South Florida, and the least expensive are in the Panhandle. Tips to save on gas: combine errands to limit driving, shop around, pay with cash, remove excess weight in vehicle and don’t speed.
– Staff Report, The Tampa Bay 100