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Florida fuel costs soar to new report excessive – WESH 2 Orlando

On Thursday, gas prices in Florida soared to a new record high.Florida is one of the ten states with the largest increases. The average on Wednesday was $4.321 and one week ago it was $4.176.”Gas prices are so high that it has really put a damper on my finances,” Edwin Martinez, a Florida resident, said.Nationally, the average price of regular unleaded has a record high, $4.41 per gallon, but that’s a bargain compared to the price seen around town, $4.49, eight cents higher. “Have you ever paid this much for gas in your life?” WESH asked. “No, nobody has,” Neal Trantham, another Florida resident said. One year ago, gas was only $3.00 per gallon, nearly $1.50 cheaper. Central Floridians are certain about one thing — the high price of gas is affecting their budget and lives. “I’m supposed to 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? Buy fewer groceries?” we asked. “Well, groceries are just as big of a problem as the gas. There’s not much you can do about it except pay,” Trantham said.As we approach $4.50 per gallon, the general consensus is that prices are too high. Now, the state of Florida just announced a move that is hoped to bring the price of gas down in Florida.The sale of a special winter blend of gas will now be allowed, which will increase the supply of gas available for people to buy.

On Thursday, gas prices in Florida soared to a new record high.

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

The average on Wednesday was $4.321 and one week ago it was $4.176.

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

Nationally, the average price of regular unleaded has a record high, $4.41 per gallon, but that’s a bargain compared to the price seen around town, $4.49, eight cents higher.

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

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

One year ago, gas was only $3.00 per gallon, nearly $1.50 cheaper.

Central Floridians are certain about one thing — the high price of gas is affecting their budget and lives.

“I’m supposed to 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? Buy fewer groceries?” we asked.

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

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

Now, the state of Florida just announced a move that is hoped to bring the price of gas down in Florida.

The sale of a special winter blend of gas will now be allowed, which will increase the supply of gas available for people to buy.

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