The price of gas is one of the most hotly contested topics in the US presidential race, with many predicting that gas stations will be sold out by the end of the year.
However, when it comes to gas stations, a lot can change in just a few short weeks.
The New York Times reported that gas station owners in Florida will be forced to close as a result of the price hikes.
The price hike was originally announced by the state’s Governor Rick Scott, but it has since been revised to include new taxes.
The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas has gone up by 12 cents to $2.96.
That’s a 7.5 percent hike, which is more than double the increase of 7.3 cents for regular unleamed gas.
This article originally appeared on New York’s The Times, and is republished here with permission.