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If you are a customer of TECO then your bill will be higher starting in January. Find out how much your TECO bill could go up in 2023. TECO got approval from the Public Service Commission to raise the company’s rate. The average residential customer’s energy bill will increase by approximately 11 percent, or $14.09, for 1,000 kilowatt-hours of use. So, for that 1,000 kilowatt-hours your bill would go from $132.66 to $146.72. If you use more than 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month then you bill would be higher than that.

TECO did say their rates are lower than the national average. They say is in a statement, Tampa Electric’s bills will remain well below the national average – which is $163.20 for 1,000 kwh – and among the lowest in Florida.” This won’t be the last rate hike of 2023 as TECO expects increase later in the year to reflect uncollected fuel costs for 2022.

[SOURCE: ABC Action News]

10 Spots in Tampa Area With Gas Under $3 a Gallon

Gas prices dropped another few cents this week. The state average is at $3.35 but there are many places in Hillsborough County and Pinellas County where you can fill up for under $3 a gallon, according to Gas Buddy. Many like Sam’s Club and Costco require a paid membership, but there are a handful that do not.

  • Costco in Clearwater

    The Costco on Gulf to Bay Boulevard has the lowest prices in the area with gas at $2.74 a gallon.

  • Costco in Tampa

    Another one that requires a paid membership, but if you are a member this Cotsco on West Linebaugh is at $2.81/gallon.

  • Lutz Petroleum

    Gas Buddy says you can fill up at this station on US41 for $2.84/gallon.

  • Costco in Brandon

    This location on Causeway Blvd has gas for $2.89/gallon.

  • Murphy USA in Plant City

    Good excuse to go get one of those strawberry shakes.  This spot on Redman Parkway has gas for $2.93/gallon.

  • Citgo in Plant City

    If the line is long at Murphy, head to 5117 US-92… same price.

  • Costco in Wesley Chapel

    $2.93/gallon as of yesterday.

  • Circle K in Plant City

    Plant City seems to be the place to go for good prices… $2.93 at the Circle K on Park Round.  $2.95 at the one on East Sparkman.

  • Sam's Club in Lakeland

    Just barely under that $3 mark, this location on US98 has gas for $2.98/gallon as of this morning.