The national average for a gallon of gas is $4.59 with all 50 states above $4 per gallon. Floridians are paying an average of $4.57 per gallon of regular unleaded while in Osceola County the average is a penny higher at $4.58 per gallon, and has not fallen for nearly a month.
Gasoline has either remained flat or risen every day since April 24 and has set a new record daily since May 10.That was the day gas eclipsed the previous record high of $4.33, set earlier this year on March 11.
“Gasoline is $1.05 more than it was on February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “That sent shock waves through the oil market that have kept oil costs elevated. Domestically, meanwhile, seasonal gas demand is rising as more drivers hit the road, despite the pain they face paying at the pump.”
The Memorial Day holiday will likely increase demand, and therefore we can expect prices to continue to climb further.