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Discouraged student commuters at gas pumps – The Famuan

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Gas prices in Florida are on the rise again. Recently, records showed that prices have risen another 10% at Florida gas stations. Experts attribute that the price increase is influenced by an increase in gas demand and a weak supply.

Right now, the average gas price in Florida is $3.51, according to https://gasprices.aaa.com.

The world first saw an increase in the cost of gas during the war between Russia and Ukraine. Although the war has been going on for more than eight months, people are still affected by it.

Many commuting students feel the impact of gas prices the most.

Chelsea Blake, a third-year broadcast journalism student, says rising gas prices made her break the bank more than she wanted. “Rising gas prices have taken a toll on me,” Blake said. “I find the rise in gasoline prices disappointing. When the gas flowed at one point, it was like a breath of fresh air. Now I’m worried because I have to reassess my situation with my finances and make sure I have enough money for my gas.

To fuel up his 2019 Nissan Sentra, Blake typically spends around $30.

On the other hand, student entrepreneur Torren Manning finds that gas prices are impacting her trips to Tallahassee and her trips back home. Hailing from Jacksonville, the trip isn’t very long, but the cost of gas keeps Manning second guessing his trips. “Filling up is an inconvenience and the rising prices force me to change my budget,” Manning said.

With Manning’s eyelash business, The Mink Print, based in her apartment, she doesn’t see herself spending much more on gas. “Since working from home and living off campus, I don’t use as much gas as others.”

According to the article published by WPTV, the average cost of gasoline in Florida was $3.32 in October. Although this cost was considerably higher than in previous years, many students like Blake and Manning could comfortably afford to travel to class, home and elsewhere.