Florida gas prices remain at record highs

ORLANDO, Fla. — It might sound like a broken record — but quite frankly, it is.

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The price of gas in Florida hit another new high Sunday, according to AAA.

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Drivers are now paying an average price of $4.49 per gallon in the Sunshine Sate.

We watched as the price of gas climbed during the past week, consistently reaching new highs.

In total, AAA noted that the state average jumped about 30 cents a gallon last week.

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The pain to your pocketbook translates into roughly $67 to fill up your average, 15-gallon gas tank.

To put it into perspective, AAA said that’s $24 more than what drivers paid this time last year.

AAA noted that the initial shock to wallets began in mid-March, shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, when Florida hit a then-record high of $4.38 per gallon.

Gas hadn’t climbed that high in Florida since 2008, when it reached $4.08 per gallon.

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“Things could soon get worse before they get better,” said AAA’s Mark Jenkins. “We saw more big gains in the gasoline futures market late last week, which could trickle down to yet another 10-20 cent jump at the pump in the near future.”

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