Gas prices take slight dip this week, but still much higher this month

Gas prices take slight dip this week, but still much higher this month

(As originally published with additional photos, Thu, June 16th 2022, 12:35 PM EDT)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Gas prices are not at record highs on Thursday, which is enough to make news these days.

They’ve actually dropped slightly, according to AAA, but certainly not enough to proclaim there’s relief at the pumps.

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In Florida, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $4.869. That’s 1 cent lower than Wednesday but 10 cents higher than a week ago, 37 cents higher than a month ago, and $1.91 higher than a year ago.

By county:

  • Palm Beach: $5.007, down almost 1 cent since Monday but up 24 cents since June 1,
  • Martin: $4.934, down 2 cents since Monday but up 24 cents since June 1,
  • St. Lucie: $4.872, down 4 cents since Monday but up 22 cents since June 1,
  • Indian River: $4.900, down 2 cents since Monday but up 24 cents since June 1, and
  • Okeechobee: $4.856, down 4 cents since Monday but up 19 cents since June 1.

The national average price is $5.009 on Thursday, and that’s a half-cent lower than Wednesday but 4 cents higher than a week ago, 52-and-a-half cents higher than a month ago, and $1.93 higher than a year ago.

Other gas price story examples (with plenty more on cbs12.com):

Gas prices take slight dip this week, but still much higher this month
All 3 gas stations on 45th Street between I-95 and Australian Avenue dropped their prices a bit this week, June 16, 2022. (Lenny Cohen, WPEC)

The three gas stations in CBS12 News’ informal look at gas stations in Mangonia Park also dropped their prices slightly after raising them significantly, late last week.

On June 10, the Marathon, 7-Eleven and Sunoco on 45th Street had all been charging $4.899.

Since then, the Sunoco and 7-Eleven dropped their prices by 2 cents per gallon. Those stations are across Australian Avenue from each other. The Marathon, which is several blocks west, only lowered its price by a penny.

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