Florida gas prices expected to drop

State average sits at $3.30 per gallon

Generic photo of a gas pump (Pixabay)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Gas prices in Florida are expected to decline even further, according to a news release from AAA.

Florida gas prices averaged $3.30 per gallon on Sunday, a 1 cent decrease from last week’s price. Around this time last month, gas prices averaged $3.58 per gallon, about an 28-cent increase from this week’s current price.

The average gas price in Florida had increased by 4 cents early on throughout the week, but later fell closer to the weekend, AAA said.

“The slight jump at the pump last week was likely a delayed response to an oil price hike that occurred two weeks earlier,” AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins said in a news release. “The good news for motorists is that the arrow is once again pointing lower.”

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Despite the 4-cent increase noted during the week, prices are still expected to fall in the coming weeks.

“Wholesale gasoline prices have declined a total of 15 cents during the past two weeks,” Jenkins said. “(That) should allow the state average to drift lower again this week.”

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.52), Miami ($3.39), Fort Lauderdale ($3.38)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.09), Panama City ($3.13), Pensacola ($3.19)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Pay with cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

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