We all had a short thrill when the cost of gasoline dropped under the $2.00 mark this past week.
But I hope you filled up then, because as predicted those prices did not last. The price per gallon jumped 9 cents a gallon overnight here in Tampa Bay and an average of 5 cents per gallon through out the state. In some parts of Florida the cost rose to as much a $2.19 per gallon.
The jump is due to higher crude oil prices, which are currently more than $50 a barrel, up from about $43 a barrel at the end of 2018. Last year’s high for crude oil was $75 a barrel.
Doesn’t appear we will see anything close to those prices anytime soon. It was nice while it lasted, I guess.
For the full story read more at Tampa Bay Times HERE!
And, just like that gas prices below $2 ends. ???? it was fun while it lasted. pic.twitter.com/3VXuBeCrdf— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) January 14, 2019
The same gas station where I filled up for $1.92 yesterday is now charging $2.18 per gallon. I’ve never seen a jump like that before.— Steve Contorno (@scontorno) January 15, 2019