Icy Temperatures Cause Florida Gas Prices to Surge, Highest Since July 2019

Icy Temperatures Cause Florida Gas Prices to Surge, Highest Since July 2019

By Jordan Kirkland, The Capitolist

Florida gas prices continue to skyrocket thanks to arctic weather causing chaos on the Gulf Coast refinery region.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline rose by 15 cents, putting a $2.61 per gallon price tag at the pump for Florida drivers. The jump at the pump is the highest since July of 2019, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for the AAA, says the jump in price is due to winter storms wreaking havoc on oil refineries in Texas and adjacent states.

“This pump price hike is similar to what you’d expect if a hurricane struck the Gulf Coast region,” Jenkins said. “Just like the aftermath of a hurricane, workers are working to return to normal operations. Any reports of extended downtime or significant supply impacts could cause another round of rising prices.”

AAA also noted that freezing temperatures halted refiners and fuel shipments out of the Gulf Coast — where much of Florida’s gasoline comes from. States like Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kansas have seen outages thanks to winter storms. Many of these states, however, are expected to resume operations this week.

“This region is a major source of gasoline in the United States, accounting for more than 45% of total U.S. petroleum refining capacity,” AAA said in a news release. “This storm reportedly impacted a little more than half of refinery capacity in the Gulf Coast region.”

Areas like West Palm Beach ($2,71), Boca Raton ($2.71), and Fort Lauderdale ($2.64) saw the highest increase in gas prices across the state, while counties such as Okaloosa ($2.54), Escambia ($2.57), Santa Rosa ($2.59), and Walton ($2.59) posted some of the lowest prices.

The national average sits at $2.64 per gallon.

4 Responses to "Icy Temperatures Cause Florida Gas Prices to Surge, Highest Since July 2019"

  1. God has a way and in His own time will correct the evil perpetrated on Humanity… whether it’s Mark Zuckerberg for his ill deeds for obstructing free speech and paying off election officials to circumvent the law to pay for illegal votes, to Stacey Abrams for manufacturing votes, or the CCP for their Scamdemic, God will make corrections in favor of humanity. In the end the light will drive out the darkness and love will drive out the hate, as our wise friend Martin Luther King preached – through the wisdom – of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  2. The entire Green New Deal is Raciest. Putting extreme financial disadvantage on minorities and the LBGQT community’s which were hoodwinked into electing the party that supports the Green New Deal.

  3. Thank you (fed up). Blaming it on climate change, seriously people? Soon the WHO will blame warming globes for the China Bio-Weapon Scamdemic. I can see it now… we won’t open schools until everyone has two shots of the sugar water and fertilizer runoff, and buys a Prius…lol. I guess we know the spin when it hits $3.00 by summer.

    Gas prices up .70 cents in less than two months of the Dementia Joe Biden Sadministration. That’ll sure help the low income folks, right? After all… who needs $2.00 a-gallon and energy independence, when we can pay $4.50 a-gallon and support terrorists?

    And remember… we “voted” for this (insert wink here)

  4. Icy weather isn’t it. Shutting down Keystone, ending fracking and other policies of the new administration that are contrary to energy independence are causing this. It won’t go away when the weather warms up.

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