Gas prices expected to continue rising
Gainesville, Fla. —
Nationwide gas prices are on the rise and in Florida prices rose nearly 10 cents in the last week.
The average price in Florida is now $2.82 per gallon -- the highest since November 2014.
AAA says gas prices are nearly 50 cents higher than this time last year.
It now cost the average driver $42 dollars for a full tank of gas, an increase of seven dollars from a year ago.
Drivers say the increase is hitting them where it hurts the most -- their wallets.
"Before I used to fill up for like $20 or $22 and now its almost $30, so its definitely going up."
Rising oil prices, a high demand for gas and US sanctions against Iran are all contributing to the rise in gas prices.
Throughout the summer prices are expected to increase hitting a peak of three dollars by the fourth of July.