Florida gas prices up 45 cents a gallon from last month

The state average cost for a gallon of gasoline is up 9 cents from a week ago

Feeling like you're spending a fortune to fill up your gas tank? You're not alone. The national average gas price and Florida average gas price are both on the rise.

The average U.S. price for a gallon of gasoline has jumped 20 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday, says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.80. Midgrade costs an average of $3.95 a gallon, and premium is $4.09. Diesel was up a dime to $4.17 a gallon.

And here in Florida that price is even higher, with an average gas price of $3.87. In Hallandale Beach we even found a gas station that was charging over $4.00 a gallon. The rise in prices could impact Florida's tourism as many people nowadays are looking to travel on a budget, or at least worry about other expenses besides gas.

"I think it's kind of ridiculous acutally," said Kevin Allen, who is visiting from Tennesse. "$3.89 for regular here is what it costs for premium, so I've never seen prices like this before."

AAA says this is not the last that we will see of these rising prices at the pump. Gas prices are expected to continue to go up through the end of the month and continue into March.

Billings, Mont., has the nation's lowest average price for gas at $3.23. Los Angeles has the highest at $4.29.


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