ORLANDO, Fla. - Ouch! Drivers will definitely be feeling the pain at the pump now that Florida gas prices reached a record high on Friday.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida is now $4.46, the highest since 2008. This tops the national average of $4.43 a gallon.
WHY ARE GAS PRICES GOING UP?
AAA officials attribute the rise in gasoline to the unstable global oil market which has been in flux since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.
HOW TO SAVE ON GAS
According to AAA, these are some ways to make the gas you have in your tank last longer:
- Combine your errands to limit how much you are driving
- Shop around for the best prices
- Pay with cash because some retailers charge extra to use a credit card
- Remove extra weight from your car
- AAA also recommends driving conservatively because accelerating too fast and speeding wastes fuel
Congress is expected to vote on legislation to prevent excessive gas prices. The law would ban exploitative prices and prevent increases during national emergencies.
You can find the cheapest gas near you using FOX 35's Pump Patrol.