Spring break got gas prices moving. Florida prices climbed four cents in two days and Palm Beach County pumps dispensed the state’s costliest go juice, averaging $2.65 a gallon.
“Demand in the southeast — especially in Florida— is strong, as Americans hit the road for spring break,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins on Monday.
Crude oil prices remained steady but gasoline supplies contracted as refineries switched between seasonal blends, he said. After prices fell early last week, they picked up by Thursday and Friday, officials said.
The market including West Palm Beach and Boca Raton led the way, followed by Naples ($2.59), and Miami ($2.58).
To keep things in perspective, Florida’s average on Sunday was a penny lower than the national average and well under the highest price on record, $4.08 on July 17, 2008.