Florida gas prices fall, but not likely to drop more in coming days

Average price per gallon is $3.26

Gas prices expected to be cheaper in 2023

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida gas prices recently decreased, but the drop is expected to be short-lived, officials said.

As of Tuesday, the average price per gallon fell 6 cents in Florida to $3.26.

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“Pump prices may not go much lower this week, thanks to a rebound in oil prices,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a news release. “Crude prices strengthened last week on various news reports, causing investors to grow optimistic about global fuel demand. First, reports that China is easing COVID-19 restrictions. There’s also hope that the Federal Reserve could slow interest rate hikes, following reports that inflation eased in December.”

The price for oil was $79.86 per barrel on Friday, AAA said, which is $6.09 higher than the previous week.

Regional prices

  • Most expensive metro markets - West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.48), Gainesville ($3.34), Miami ($3.34)
  • Least expensive metro markets - Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.09), Panama City ($3.10), Pensacola ($3.10)

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.

About the Author:

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