TAMPA, FL,
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February
2024
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Florida Gas Prices Drift Lower after Reaching a New 2024 High

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Florida gas prices moved higher last week, but evened out by the weekend. Sunday's state average of $3.31 per gallon was one cent more than the week before.

Two weeks ago, the state average jumped 21 cents per gallon. Then last week, the state average fell 5 cents before jumping another 8 cents. By mid-week, the state average reached a new 2024 high of $3.37 per gallon, before falling another 5 cents. Last year's high was $3.85 per gallon. 

"The recent increases are attributed to rising oil prices, as refineries conduct seasonal maintenance," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Florida's gas prices are likely to face continued upward pressure through the next month as the presence of winter residents and spring breakers contributes to strong fuel demand.”

U.S. crude oil prices drifted lower by the end of last week. Friday's closing price was $76.49 per barrel. That's 3% lower than the previous week's settlement of $79.19/b - which was the highest daily closing price so far this year. Last year's highest daily settlement was $93.68/b.

Visit GasPrices.AAA.com to view state and local average gas prices

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.50), Naples ($3.41), Gainesville ($3.38)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($3.07), Panama City ($3.07), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.07)

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.

AAA Resources for Drivers

  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell's Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
  • Get a tune-up. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair shop.
  • Find the lowest gas prices in your area by using the free AAA mobile app.
  • Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip by using the AAA's Gas Cost Calculator.

Find Florida Gas Prices

AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES
(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)
SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago
National$3.262$3.264$3.279$3.102$3.373
Florida$3.311$3.324$3.297$3.175$3.310
Georgia $3.134$3.136$3.167$3.013$3.167
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

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 64 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.