Daytona Beach, FL-Refinery issues have pushed gas prices at the pump higher to start the new year according to AAA in Florida. This comes after 2016 saw the lowest gas prices on average since 2004. A gallon of regular self-serve unleaded nationally cost $2.12. In 2004, the average price was $1.84.
In Florida on Sunday, the average price for that same gallon of gas was $2.40. A week before that gallon of gas averaged $2.31. A year ago the price was just shy of $2.00 in FL. In Daytona Beach, the current average price for that gallon of gas is $2.38 and that’s up 8 cents in a week.
The increases come after OPEC oil-producing countries decided to cut production to boost prices. Non-OPEC countries quickly followed suit.
“Moving into 2017, retail prices will continue to hinge on the ability of cartel countries to successfully implement production cuts,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group in Florida. “Retail averages will begin to increase, leading up to the summer driving season, as seasonal refinery maintenance gets underway this spring.”
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