Florida drivers are paying less for gas this month, thanks to the one-month Fuel Tax Holiday from Oct. 1, through Oct. 31. The tax holiday lowers the price of gas in Florida by 25.3 cents per gallon.
According to AAA, Florida hit a record high for gas prices in May with an average of $4.49 per gallon, while the current average gas price in Florida is $3.22 per gallon.
On Oct. 4, according to gasbuddy.com, gas prices in Okeechobee ranged from $3.03 at Murphy USA to $3.14 at the Marathon Station on SR 710.
In Hendry County, gas prices ranged from $3.07 per gallon at Citgo in LaBelle to $3.39 at Marathon in Montura Ranch.
In Glades County, according to gasbuddy.com, on Oct. 4 prices ranged from $2.92 at Brighton Trading Post to $3.21 at the Shell station in Moore Haven. Gas at the Love’s Travel Stop on U.S. 27 was $3.06 per gallon.
In Belle Glade, according to gasbuddy.com, gas prices ranged for $3.27 at Doc’s Gas to $3.59 at Citgo.
The gas tax holiday is part of the tax relief provided by Florida House Bill 7071, which was signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 6.
The bill also included Back-to-School and Disaster Preparedness holidays, as well as: