Gas prices begin to stabilize in Florida
Gas prices have been decreasing for the past few months, though according to the latest fuel brief, prices are finally stabilizing. Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, says this stabilization is probably indicative of how much gas will cost in the future.
The unofficial closing date of the summer driving season, Labor Day, means a decrease in fuel demand and prices. Other contributing factors to the stabilization include Gulf of Mexico oil platform and refinery operations resuming after Tropical Storm Isaac and the switch to winter-blend fuel by refineries, which is less costly to produce.
Brady says external factors, including another storm in the Gulf of Mexico or events overseas, could affect this annual trend, but for now prices should continue to stabilize.
Erin Rauch edited this story online.
This entry was posted in Florida
and tagged fuel
, gas prices
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Florida
Officials at Wild Waters Water Park in Ocala are moving forward with plans to phase out the park and turn it into an ecotourism site by 2016. Long-time fans of the park are protesting the loss of one of Florida’s crown jewels. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hopes to curb the 2 million gallons of water the park drains each month from Ocala’s water system.
Dixie County residents are being pushed out of their homes as flood waters rise after heavy rain in the past 24 hours. About 45 homes and 30 roads have been affected throughout the county.
Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit against Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, Fla. after Andy Hallinan, the owner, declared his store a “Muslim-Free Zone.” Activists question what this policy implicates for all individuals who can be culturally profiled as Muslims in Florida.
Florida had 577 boating accidents in 2014 and 67 boating deaths, leading the country in both categories. With the large number of boats registered in Florida, some people advocate for stricter boating laws.
Mini-lobster harvesters flock to the Florida Keys to take part in a two-day hunt for the spiny sea creatures, giving a welcomed boost to the local tourism industry. For some, the annual event has become a family tradition.