The pain at the pump continues. The Florida Panhandle still has some of the highest gas prices in the state.
According to AAA, on Monday the average gas price in Florida was $2.33. The Bay County average is $2.72, about 40 cents more than the average. A AAA spokesperson tells News 13 the price is steadily declining about a penny a day and should be down in time for the holidays.
“I’m hoping they’ll go down just because of the hurricane, everybody is having all kinds of problems. It’s a disaster here in Panama City, if they would just go down it would help a lot of people,” said Panama City resident Cassandra Alhale.
AAA said there’s a variety of factors for the high prices, like transportation costs, older inventories, and electrical issues at the port that impacted one of the gasoline terminals.