Hurricane Beryl impact on Florida gas prices unclear as storm makes landfall in Texas

Florida gas prices are still on the rise, seeing an increase of 18 cents per gallon leading up to Independence Day.

According to AAA-The Auto Club Group, on July 4 drivers ended up paying $3.53 at the pump, which is 27 cents more than the prices the year before.

"Florida drivers are now paying the most expensive gas prices in nearly two months," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for the group. "Fuel prices face continued upward pressure on concerns about Tropical Storm Beryl."

Beryl, which was upgraded to hurricane status, has made landfall in Texas as of Monday morning at around 4:30 a.m. striking along the Gulf Coast.

According to Jenkins, The Gulf Coast is home to nearly half of the fuel refining capacity in the states, the majority of Florida's gasoline supply coming from this region.

Initial reports from OPIS, say that Hurricane Beryl is not expected to cause disruptions to gasoline production but the effects, if any, won't be felt until days after the storm passes.

What are gas prices in Florida?

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach ($3.67), Naples ($3.58), Homosassa Springs ($3.57).

  • Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.20), Panama City ($3.22), Pensacola ($3.22).

  • Capital region market – Tallahassee ($3.44)

  • Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com.

This article originally appeared on Tallahassee Democrat: Will Hurricane Beryl's Texas landfall impact Florida gas prices?