Palm Beach County, Florida gas prices are surging

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Driven by an increase in crude oil prices, Florida’s average gasoline price rose to $2.30 a gallon, up 17 cents from a month ago, AAA said this week. That’s 20 cents less than a year ago, but the highest since the pandemic began.

Palm Beach County’s average, the state’s highest, stood at $2.41 a gallon for regular grade Tuesday, up from $2.26 a month ago. A year ago the county’s average was $2.61.

Motorists can expect gasoline prices to continue to climb this year because of higher crude oil prices and tight supplies. COVID-19 and recovery from it will also play a role as the nation hopefully moves away from the pandemic, shutdowns and restrictions and more vaccines become available.

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