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February
2020
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America/Chicago

Florida Gas Prices Drift Lower After 10-Cent Hike

Florida drivers went from paying an average price of $2.33 per gallon on Monday, to $2.42/g Wednesday

Florida gas prices jumped an average of 10 cents per gallon last week. Florida drivers went from paying an average price of $2.33 per gallon on Monday, to $2.42/g Wednesday. Although that was the highest daily average in two weeks, prices at the pump remain well below the highest price so far this year, $2.56 per gallon.

Pump prices began to edge lower through the weekend. The state average is down by only a penny, yet drivers in some regions are finding prices in the low $2.30s.

"Although gas prices are declining again, drivers should expect continued volatility at the pump in the coming months," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Refineries are entering spring maintenance season, where they conduct seasonal maintenance and switch to a more expensive summer gasoline - as required by the EPA. This work can lead to reduced refinery output at a time when driving demand increases for spring break. In recent years, the imbalance of springtime supply and demand led to price hikes of 20-60 cents, which was spread out over the course of a few months."

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach ($2.54), Miami ($2.45), Gainesville ($2.45)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($2.33), Orlando ($2.37), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.37), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.38)

National Prices

  • Most expensive states - Hawaii ($3.58), California ($3.49), Washington ($3.09)
  • Least expensive states - Mississippi ($2.13), Texas ($2.16), Louisiana ($2.16)
  • Florida has the 26th lowest state average in the U.S.

Find Florida Gas Prices

AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES
(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2019 High Record High
National $2.474 $2.473 $2.440 $2.540 $2.392 $2.90 (5/4/2019) $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.411 $2.415 $2.330 $2.486 $2.342 $2.80 (4/12/2019) $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.307 $2.307 $2.275 $2.388 $2.279 $2.74 (4/29/2019) $4.16 (9/15/2008)
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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
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.