LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Nationwide, gasoline prices hit an all time high on Wednesday, at $2.83 a gallon. Here in Florida, it's a few cents lower, but prices are still climbing.
According to Gas Buddy, there's been a 35-cent increase nationally, since January. It's causing a lot of pain at the pump.
"It's crazy! I'm in shock," driver Nick Bassett says. "They're pretty high. I came from Alabama, so it's somewhat high for me."
In Central Florida, gas is lower than the national average, but it's still rising, with prices ranging from $2.73 to $2.81 a gallon.
"Yesterday was like $2.60. It went up like 13 cents," says Ace Roldan.
"Not too long ago, they were $2.40-2.30s, and now suddenly, they're 20 cents higher and driving a truck with bad gas mileage it really shows the pain in the bank account," says Zach Bailey.
Drivers say they're cutting back.
"Driving the boat around less because you still gotta put gas in that as well," Bailey adds. "Its unfortunate right now but it's been fluctuating right now so hopefully it will go back down."
Bassett says he plans to hold off.
"I wait till I have almost no gas before I fill up, so I can expand the gaps between payments."