Pump costs across the nation continue to surge due to increasing gas demands.
The national average for gas increased 12 cents since last week to $3.42. In Florida, gas prices surged 11 cents from $3.30 to $3.41 and $3.38 to $3.45 in Gainesville.
“The recent rising temperatures led to rising pump prices,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “And with the cost of oil hitting $80 a barrel, there is a lot of upward pressure on gas prices at the moment.”
According to the data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand rose from 7.56 million barrels per day (b/d) to 8.05 million b/d last week. If the demand for gas remains high, pump prices will likely continue to surge.
Florida has the 18th most expensive average at $3.41 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $2.98; last year it was $3.22.
According to gasbuddy.com, here are the lowest prices to fill up in Alachua County:
- $3.27 at Circle K, 16070 Martin Luther King Blvd., Alachua.
- $3.28 at Texaco, 6850 SE US 301, Hawthorne.
- $3.28 at Circle K, 15089 NW US 441, Alachua
- $3.33 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville.
- $3.34 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville.
- $3.35 at Circle K, 4565 NW 13th St., Gainesville
- $3.36 at Wawa, 2305 NW 13th St., Gainesville.
The nation’s top 10 largest weekly increases: Colorado (+31 cents), Delaware (+28 cents), West Virginia (+22 cents), Ohio (+22 cents), Maryland (+19 cents), Missouri (+19 cents), Georgia (+18 cents), Virginia (+18 cents), Tennessee (+18 cents) and Louisiana (+18 cents).
The nation’s top 10 most expensive markets: Hawaii ($4.94), California ($4.44), Washington ($4.06), Nevada ($3.95), Alaska ($3.72), Oregon ($3.71), Pennsylvania ($3.70), Colorado ($3.65), Washington, D.C. ($3.62) and Illinois ($3.56).