Florida’s average gas price jumped 15 cents reaching the highest level the state has seen in 19 months.
The state average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.61, and part of the reason for the rise is the winter weather that sapped power from refineries in Texas.
Much of Florida’s gasoline comes from refineries in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, as the region accounts for more than 45% of total U.S. petroleum.
There is no gasoline shortage, but concern about production led to oil prices climbing 3%.
South Florida’s average gas prices are:
$2.620 in Miami-Dade County
$2.634 in Broward County
$2.645 in Monroe County
$2.711 in Palm Beach County
At the start of 2021, Floridians were paying an average of $2.20 per gallon.
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