ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gas prices continue on a roller coaster ride and are dropping once again.
After a 32-cent spike, AAA said the price per gallon fell 2 cents over the weekend but is expected to decline more in the coming weeks.
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“Gas prices soared in recent weeks, after winter storms caused temporary refinery outages,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a news release. “Last week, we saw fuel prices retreat again, as refinery activity ramped back up and the market turned bearish on global fuel demand, due to rising cases of COVID-19 in China. Retail prices could drop 10-20 cents in the coming weeks, unless oil prices suddenly rebound.”
The average price per gallon in Florida on Sunday was $3.30.
Over a six-week period at the end of November through December, prices dropped 59 cents.
- Most expensive metro markets - West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.46), Sebastian-Vero Beach ($3.36), Port St. Lucie ($3.34)
- Least expensive metro markets - Panama City ($3.13), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.13), Pensacola ($3.14)
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.