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Carrollwood Gas Prices Nearing $4

The price of gas has climbed by as much as 30 cents over the last week.

Does your wallet feel lighter every time you fill up?

You’re not alone!

Carrollwood area residents are seeing a pinch at the pumps that’s become even more evident in the last week or so.

A drive through town Feb. 21 revealed prices edging toward $4. On Feb. 12, the price was only $3.60. The Shell on the corner of Ehrlich and Hutchison roads had regular gas priced at $3.85 a gallon Feb. 21. The 7-Eleven at 11211 N. Dale Mabry Highway, however, was up to $3.90 on Thursday, according to Carrollwood-Northdale Patch's Commute page.

Last week, we reported that gas in the Tampa Bay area had gone up by as much as 25 cents a gallon for regular in the last 30 days. Now, it's climbed even higher.

The reasons for the spike are varied and include:

  • Winter weather up north
  • A brighter economic outlook on the worldwide scene that’s raising oil prices
  • The switch to summer blends that many American refineries are making this time of year

Seeing an increase in gas prices this time of year isn’t out of the ordinary. AAA Auto Club South’s Jessica Brady to The Tampa Tribune last week that higher prices are likely to remain through April.

If you want to find the cheapest places to fuel up in the Carrollwood and Northdale areas, be sure to check out Patch’s Commute page before you head out to buy.

How are the higher gas prices impacting your family’s budget? Are you having to cut corners elsewhere? Do you think anything can be done or should be done to lower the prices? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

rcarol February 22, 2013 at 04:26 PM
How about gas stations competing for business and offering a BOGO. Buy 1 gallon of gas, get 1 gallon free. The price of gas, just like everything else consumers need, is rising and no one is stepping in to help put a stop to it.
David Hardingham February 22, 2013 at 08:04 PM
I would not mind the price of gas going up if it was going into the right places which is our infrastructure which currently rates a D rating but very pissed as it going to speculators and oil companies who refuse the build new refinery’s saying the environmentalist stop them but not true as there plenty of small towns that would welcome a refinery to their town as I also bring high paying jobs . This is also why the keystone pipeline is such a joke as the keystone pipeline is to carry unrefined tar sand from Canada to the gulf refineries which is insane as tar sand is very corrosive to pipe so it would make sense to keep it as short as possible so why not bring it across the border and build a new refinery up north were gas prices tend to be higher any way

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