Here’s how much you’ll spend on gas this Memorial Day weekend

Average price per gallon now $3.41

Generic photo of a gas pump. (Pixabay)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gas prices have continued to drop as millions are anticipated to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend.

The average price per gallon in Florida is now $3.41. According to AAA, prices have dropped 31 cents per gallon in the last 30 days. The price per gallon dropped 7 cents in the last week.

“It’s looking like Florida drivers will spend a dollar per gallon less for gasoline than they did last Memorial Day weekend,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a news release. “The state average should trickle even lower this week. However, even if pump prices do suddenly rise this week, it’s unlikely it’d be by a large enough margin that Floridians would change their plans, since most travel plans have already been finalized by now.”

The average price per gallon was $4.48 this time last year.

AAA said a new travel record is expected as nearly 2.4 million Floridians are forecast to travel for the holiday.

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And if you’re planning to drive, click here to calculate how much you’ll spend on gas.

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Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.66), Naples ($3.55), Miami ($3.52)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.14), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.16), Pensacola ($3.22)

Ways to save on gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.