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.”
- 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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