Gas prices inch down in Florida

State average stands at $4.33 per gallon

ORLANDO, Fla. – Drivers continue to share their frustrations at the pump as gas prices remain high.

Even though the state average has inched down slightly over the past couple of day, drivers are hoping for some more relief soon.

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“It’s terrible. It’s just -- I can’t even explain in words,” Orlando driver Doreen Perkins said.

Florida’s average price per gallon of gas on Wednesday stood at $4.33 per gallon, moving down 1 cent every day since Sunday.

Along Curry Ford Road in Orlando, gas was $4.09 a gallon on Tuesday. About a mile down the road, a gas station was charging $4.79 a gallon.

The reason for the price decrease is due to oil prices declining, closing under $100 a barrel on Monday, the first time in nearly two weeks. Some global leaders are hoping for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine to boost global supplies.

In the U.S., some are prepared to wait for lower gas prices.

“It will go back down eventually. It fluctuates, so I’m not worried about it,” Orlando driver Angel Deleon said.

Others said the cost to fill up is affecting their bottom line.

“I spend about $100 three times a week between filling up the truck and lawn equipment. I have to pay it because it’s my business. What can we do?” said Paul Thomos, who runs a lawn care company.

Thomos said he’s had to charge his customers a bit more to and he’s eager for things to get back to normal.

The same question was asked at the White House on Monday, but U.S. leaders are not sure how high gas prices may climb.

“It’s a good question. I don’t have a prediction from here in terms of what it could look like,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said. “There are outside predictors, of course. What we’re trying to do is mitigate the impact of what you’ve seen. The president will continue to look at steps he can take, whether its engaging with his team or himself personally with big global producers, or he is looking at a range of domestic options. We still believe it will continue to go up, but we’re trying to take steps we can to mitigate that and reduce it.”

About the Author:

Crystal Moyer is a morning news anchor who joined the News 6 team in 2020.