Transportation

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, October 31

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Fuel Price Brief

 

For the first time since August 9, crude oil settled below $80 a barrel as fuel demand lags and economic concerns persist. Oil production in Libya has resumed an output quota of almost 600 million barrels a day. Libyan quotas are expected to reach one million barrels a day in the next six months. All of which drove down oil and gas prices throughout the past month. Crude oil settled Friday at $79.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange—$8.11 less than the week prior. 

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, Sept 19

 

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 6.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Jacksonville Pilots: Air Shows Scary But Safe

Jacksonville Pilots: Air Shows Scary But Safe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At air shows, the planes travel at speeds up to 500 mph, the twist and turns leave spectators in awe, but the recent accidents have left many wondering if the sport is really safe.

"I hope these mishaps don't put a damper on that part of aviation," said Vic Martinelli, a member of the St. Augustine Airport Pilots Association.

The Ponte Vedra pilot said the acrobatic sport is inherently dangerous, but it is safe for the pilot and the spectators.

"The kids who go to these shows need to know they are safe," he said. 

A fellow pilot at the Air Races in Reno told his friends in the St. Augustine Aviation community, the air race crash was so sudden that there was nothing to do but watch. 

"It was really pretty drastic, the mustang came in from over his head down into the box right in front of him, the impact was unbelievable. The plane just cratered into the ground," he said.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, August 29

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Atlantic Beach Police Department will be taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day DUI campaign, with officers concentrating on preventing crashes and saving lives by stopping drunk driving.  This state wide campaign runs from August 19th – September 5th. The goal is to save lives through the use of high visibility DUI enforcement operations.

Jacksonville Weekly Gas Price Update, August 15

Average retail gasoline prices in Jacksonville have fallen 7.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.60/g, according to gasoline price website JacksonvilleGasPrices.com.