ORLANDO, Fla. – The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. reached $4.404 Wednesday, a new all-time record based on figures dating back to 1993, according to AAA and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
That’s 5 cents higher than the last national record, set just a day earlier at $4.374.
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Unlike in California, where AAA reported an average regular gas price of $5.848 Wednesday, Florida isn’t taking it so hard on the nose, at least for the time being. The average price for a gallon of regular in the Sunshine State was $4.321 in Wednesday’s report, staying below the state record of $4.378 set in March.
Even still, Florida’s prices came in at around $4.20 on Sunday, marking a 12-cent rise in the three days from then to now. If that upward trend continues for more than another 5 cents, it would mean another record for Florida.
A gas tax break is on the horizon for Floridians, but it remains months away.
Gov. Ron DeSantis committed $200 million in federal funding to alleviate Florida’s 25-cent gas tax at a bill-signing event Friday, but only throughout the month of October. Floridians will be able to purchase children’s books without paying sales tax starting this weekend, but they will wait more than four months for similar relief at the pump.
Use the interactive map below to see the latest average regular gas prices in Florida for most counties:
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