Florida gas prices haven’t been this low in months. Here’s why

Average price per gallon now $3.49

Gas pump. (Image by andreas160578 from Pixabay)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida continues to see gas prices fall, reaching the lowest price since July.

The average price per gallon has dropped 20 cents over the last two weeks in Florida and on Sunday it was $3.49.

“Gas prices are moving lower, even as the price of oil remains near 2023 highs,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a news release. “Now that the summer driving season is over, gasoline demand has declined, but gasoline production is stronger than a year ago. Gasoline futures logged a second consecutive 18-cent drop, which should signal another round of falling prices at the pump this week.”

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.70), Naples ($3.65), Port St. Lucie ($3.60)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($3.33), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.36), Melbourne-Titusville ($3.39)

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.