TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The Tampa Bay Area is seeing the highest gas prices in five weeks…with the average hitting around $4.20 according to AAA.
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Angie Landis own’s Angie’s Mobile Pet Styling and says “I’m doing okay…as long as I’m ok, I can take a hit.”
The hit Landis is referring to is gas prices increasing.
“The gas bill went up a couple thousand dollars a month but I did raise the price $5 on the travel fee. Not too much, but I did need a little bit,” said Landis.
According to AAA, gas prices are reaching a record high for the last five weeks, around $4.20.
“The price is going up, but I’m just trying to make it through this time,” said Landis.
She has eleven different grooming vans.READ MORE: The CDC Has Identified 9 Cases Of Monkeypox in 7 States
“They go through at least half a tank a day, and the generator is running the whole time so it’s sucking gas the whole time even when they’re not driving,” said Landis.
Montanna York-Hennessy is one of the groomers for the business and says “The last time I remember and this was about three quarters, it’s about $90 dollars.”
She says filling up the tank gets close to $100.
“I feel like I’m driving for a good two hours of the day,” said York-Hennessy.
AAA spokesperson, Mark Jenkins, says the Tampa Bay Area won’t see any gas price relief for the next few months.
“There’s a good chance that those prices could get even more expensive by the end of the day or even the end of the week,” said Jenkins.
But Landis and York-Hennessy both hope the prices ease up soon.MORE NEWS: Actor Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' Star, Is Dead At 67
“Eventually it will get better, I just feel like it will,” said Landis.