Gas prices are rising in Florida. Here’s why, according to data

Gas prices rising generic. (WPLG)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Fueling up at the pump in Florida is getting pricier.

“This is just ridiculous…just ridiculous,” said Darneil Henry, Jacksonville resident.

Prices are also soaring nationwide.

The new national average is $3.26, according to AAA. That’s more than $1 higher than last year.

In Florida, the state average is $3.17 and people News4Jax spoke to in Jacksonville said they are fed up.

“It makes no sense. They’re up one day and then they’re down the next and there’s no rhyme or reason,” said Debra Rains, Jacksonville resident.

“Our wages aren’t going up but the gas prices are and food and everything,” said Dustin Packs, Jacksonville resident.

Recent data is linking the rise in gas prices to:

  • More Americans on the road
  • The reopening of the economy
  • Limited supply because of hurricanes

In Duval County, gas prices average about $3.15 cents. Georgia’s average gas prices are below the national average, at around $3.06.

About the Author:

This native of the Big Apple joined the News4Jax team in July 2021.