Thursday, August 22, 2019
While the average American is paying 27 more cents a gallon than they did at this time last year, gas prices continue to slip in the Sunshine State despite a rise in the price of oil. 
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, offered some insights on why gas prices in Florida and across the nation are dropping. 
Gas prices continued to increase across Florida in the past week as the average gallon of gas rose 14 cents last week. 
The breakthrough is called “turbulent mixing.” Dr. Kareem Ahmed, associate professor with the UCF’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was able to take a regular flame like one from a campsite or a lighter and turn it into a “hypersonic flame” which travels at five times the speed of sound. 
"This is news that could certainly restore upward pressure on prices at the pump, but to what extent remains to be seen," Jenkins said.
While gas prices in Florida rose more than a dime a gallon last week, AAA expects them to lower now that Independence Day is in the rearview mirror.
Dr. Brent Bowen, a professor of aeronautical science at Embry Riddle, says we should forget opinions and skewed analysis. His study simply asks a few questions: how often do passengers land on time; how often does luggage arrive with the passengers; how often are passengers bumped off flights; and how well does the airline provide customer service.
Along with local officials including Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin Thibault, DeSantis “visited the construction site of the I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project in Miami to listen to the concerns and suggestions of local officials regarding the transportation needs of the city and the state.”
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has been pushing for this funding for more than a year.
“I am humbled and grateful to be the recipient of the 2019 Roadway Safety Champion Award,” Diaz-Balart said.