EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s gas price story is abbreviated because we are completing the redevelopment of TurnpikeInfo.com. The gas price stories will resume in their expanded news format on April 13, 2015. The weekly trend chart and U.S. government survey will continue to be update.
The cost of gas dropped nearly 4¢ per gallon, on average, across the United States last week, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded dropped from $2.45 to $2.41 per gallon on the week, an about face that could signal a return to steadily-declining fuel prices.
The highest average price for gas, on a regional basis, fell below $3.00 per gallon once more during the week, as West Coast drivers enjoyed watching nearly a nickel come off the price of their gas. The price of gas was lowest along the Gulf Coast, where the average is now $2.18.
Note: Regular gas price and oil industry news coverage resumes April 13, 2015.
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State Of Florida Looking For Sunpass Users With Inactive Accounts
Sunpass account holders who have not used their transponders to pay tolls during the past three years are due a refund of money in their account, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Transportation.
In a news release issued this morning, FDOTspokesman Chad Huff wrote, “About 19,000 Floridians have open accounts with positive balances that haven’t been accessed or updated in the past 36 months.
“Under Florida statutes, FDOT is required is required to remit funds from accounts that haven’t been accessed within three years to the Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Propert,” Mr. Huff further wrote.
Holders of these dormant accounts will be receiving letters from FDOT, but state officials acknowledge some users may not be easily reached. Some people “may have simply moved to a different area and never … closed their account,” Mr. Huff stated.
Those who can be reached and wish to close their old Sunpass account will get a refund of any balance that remains on the books. Anyone who wishes to update their account may also do so. Anyone who believes they may be due a refund may contact the FDOT on email to request assistance updating or closing their old Sunpass accounts. That email is TurnpikePIO@dot.state.fl.us.