Florida gas prices jump 25 cents in 10 days

Gas prices in Florida jump 25 cents in recent days.
Gas prices in Florida jump 25 cents in recent days.

SEBASTIAN – The gas prices in Florida have jumped 25 cents in 10 days, bringing it to $2.49 in Sebastian.

Today’s Florida average is $2.47, the National Average is $2.43, according to AAA.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the most expensive place to buy gas in Sebastian is the Mobil station at the corner of CR-512 and U.S. Highway 1. They are selling gas for $2.49.

Here are some other prices we found Tuesday evening in Sebastian:

  • $2.46 – Walmart (Murphy USA) at 1999 U.S. Highway 1
  • $2.46 – Cumberland Farms in Micco at 8090 U.S. Highway 1
  • $2.47 – Cumberland Farms at 957 CR-512 (Sebastian Blvd)
  • $2.47 – Speedway at 700 U.S. Highway 1

The cheapest gas in Vero Beach is $2.39 (cash only) at Chevron located at 2602 U.S. Highway 1. Shell is also selling gas at the pump for $2.45 a gallon at 1600 14th Avenue.

However, if you want to save money, head up to Palm Bay where gas is about $2.32 at RaceTrac, Wawa, Circle K, 7-Eleven, and Walmart (Murphy USA).

Once again, Sebastian motorists are stuck paying the highest price for gas between Vero Beach and Palm Bay.

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, said gas prices in Florida are expected to go higher, but not exceed $2.75 a gallon.

“Florida motorists will be happy to get a break from rising prices, but that springtime bounce is far from finished,” Jenkins said. “Normal spring factors like rising demand, refinery maintenance, and the introduction of summer-blend gasoline should keep upward pressure on pump prices for the next couple of months. Gas prices generally reach their annual peak by Memorial Day, unless a hurricane or refinery outage threatens supplies. AAA forecasts prices will peak at around $2.75 before summer.”

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.