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Gas Prices Decreasing After Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

Sep 25, 2017
MGN Online

Gas prices are on a steady decline after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

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Hurricane Harvey won’t send heavy rains and winds to Florida, but it will likely push gas prices higher. 

Gas Prices On The Rise In Florida

Jul 24, 2017

AAA reports Florida has the 16th cheapest gas in the U.S.—that’s including a seven cent increase across the state.

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The average gas price in Florida is lower than it’s been in more than two years, and experts say it will continue to drop. An abundance of oil and changes in driving patterns are helping the decline.

At about $3.20 per gallon, Florida is seeing the lowest price in regular-grade gasoline since July of 2012. Traditionally, gas costs drop slightly as summer travel comes to an end and consumers settle into the school year. But spokesman for AAA’s Florida division, Mark Jenkins, says more factors are contributing to declining prices.

Drivers are now paying less at the pump today than they did at the same time in 2011. Regan McCarthy reports the price decrease comes a month after Florida’s average gas prices were expected to hit the $4  mark.

AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady says gas prices were expected rise throughout the spring, but a United Nations meeting with Iran, a major oil exporter that controls a major oil highway, changed the trend.