Florida gas prices went up about 15-cents a gallon last week according to Triple “A” because of the effects of cold weather on the Gulf Coast refinery region. Florida drivers are now paying an average price of $2.61 per gallon, the highest daily gas price average since July 2019. The average price per gallon in Escambia County was $2.57, up about 16 cents. Crude oil prices rose nearly 3% last week, reaching $61.14 per barrel.

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