In Florida, the average cost for a gallon of regular gas is $2.61, about 2 cents under the national average. Osceola County is slightly under the state’s average at $2.60 per gallon.
Over the last 2 weeks, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has increased by 14 cents to $2.64. According to AAA, the jump in the national average is a direct result of all major Gulf Coast refineries being impacted by the recent winter storm, which has caused gas supplies to tighten and pump prices to increase. Until refineries resume normal operations, supply is expected to remain tight in impacted areas, especially with road conditions and power outages reducing fuel deliveries.
Warmer weather is expected in the Gulf Coast in the coming days, which will assist with getting refinery operations up and running again. Until then, the impact will result in most drivers seeing pump prices increasing another 5-15 cents through the weekend.