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Florida Gas Prices Decline as Memorial Day Travelers Prepare to Hit the Road

Florida's average gas price is 4 cents less than what drivers paid on Memorial Day 2018

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Florida gas prices are declining as more than 2 million Floridians prepare to travel for Memorial Day. AAA recently forecast that the majority of those (1.9 million Floridians) will take a road trip of 50 miles or more.

It's unclear exactly what price those travelers will find when they go to fill up next weekend, but Floridians are currently paying an average price of $2.87 per gallon. That's 2 cents less than a week ago and 4 cents less than the highest price so far this year.

"Unless pump prices suddenly rise this week, holiday travelers will find gas prices that are slightly below what they paid on Memorial Day 2018," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "While expectations of strong holiday fuel demand can carry the potential for causing higher pump prices, wholesale gasoline prices dropped 5 cents last week. That means gas prices could drift lower as the weekend approaches, but things can change quickly in the fuel market."

Historical Memorial Day Gas Prices
Florida National
2020 $1.88 $1.96
2019 $2.60 $2.83
2018 $2.91 $2.97

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.05), Walton Beach-Boca Raton ($3.01), Tallahassee ($2.99)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.79), Orlando ($2.81), Jacksonville ($2.82), Tampa Bay ($2.82)

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $3.039 $3.040 $3.044 $2.887 $1.953 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.874 $2.877 $2.893 $2.802 $1.882 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.934 $2.938 $2.967 $2.705 $1.728 $4.16 (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group

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