Refineries are conducting seasonal maintenance leading to reduced output. Summer-blend gasoline is hitting the market, as required by the EPA, in effort to reduce smog levels. Because this blend of gasoline requires more additives, it is more expensive to produce.”
"Gasoline supplies are beginning to tighten as refineries conduct seasonal maintenance and switch to summer-blend gasoline," Jenkins said. "Wholesale gasoline prices rose 10 cents late last week. The state average will likely rise 5-10 cents this week, as a result."
County residents will vote on May 21 on a one-cent sales tax which would remain in effect for 30 years to fund transportation projects in Osceola County.
Gas prices continued to increase across Florida in the past week as the average gallon of gas rose 14 cents last week.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, offered some rationale for why Florida was seeing higher prices.
“Gas prices in Florida are very likely to rise this week. Oil and wholesale gasoline prices surged to their highest levels since November. This should drag the average price of gasoline anywhere from 10-20 cents higher in the near future,” AAA noted.
Frankel made the announcement that the funds were included in the federal budget that Congress passed to avoid another government shutdown.
Spano will serve on the Aviation, the Highways and Transit and the Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittees.
Last week, Liberty First Network President Alex Snitker, who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, gave all 40 members of the state Senate his group’s report on red light cameras in Florida.
After rising in recent days, including an eight cents jump two weeks ago, gas prices in Florida dropped last week with the average gallon in the Sunshine State costing $2.25 a gallon, three cents less than a week ago, according to a new study from AAA.