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Florida Gas Prices Reach New 2022 High as Russia-Ukrainian Tensions Escalate

Florida's state average reached $3.51 per gallon, while oil prices reversed course

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Florida gas prices increased another 6 cents last week, setting a new 2022 high of $3.51 per gallon. That's 15 cents more than last year's high, and the highest daily average price since July 2014.

The state average did drift lower over the weekend by a penny. Sunday's state average of $3.50 per gallon is 5 cents more than this time last week; 90 cents more than this time last year.

As tensions mount regarding a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, the energy market actually suffered its first week of losses last week. This snapped an 8-week streak of oil price gains. After reaching a new 2022 high of $95.46 per barrel on Monday, the price for U.S. crude declined 5% by the end of the week. That resulted in a 2% week-over-week decline of $2 per barrel - the equivalent of a 5 cent drop at the pump.

"It's hard to get too excited about the recent oil price drop, because prices could easily rebound if Russia invades Ukraine," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "If an invasion occurs and oil prices spike, that will most certainly drag gas prices higher too. To what degree, it's still unclear."

Fuel Price Overview

  • Sunday's Florida Avg. - $3.50 per gallon
  • Highest Since - July 2014
  • Avg. Cost for a Fill-Up - $52.50
  • 2022 High - $3.51 per gallon
  • 2021 High - $3.36 per gallon
  • 2022 U.S. Oil Price High -
  • 2021 U.S. Oil Price High - $84.65 per barrel

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.63), Fort Lauderdale ($3.53), Gainesville ($3.53)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.42), Panama City ($3.44), Punta Gorda ($3.45)

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.
  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell's Fuel Rewards program can save 5 cents per gallon when they fill up at Shell. Click here for more information.

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $3.531 $3.529 $3.485 $3.320 $2.623 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $3.499 $3.502 $3.457 $3.215 $2.603 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $3.374 $3.375 $3.335 $3.126 $2.486 $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.

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