TAMPA, FL,
28
January
2024
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Gas Prices are 16 Cents Higher than Last Week

Oil prices rose to 10-week highs

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Florida gas prices rebounded from multi-week lows last week. The state average jumped from $2.99 per gallon on Monday to $3.18/g by the middle of the week. From there, pump prices eased though the weekend, with the state average sliding to $3.15 per gallon on Sunday. 

"Despite declining through the weekend, gas prices are facing renewed upward pressure, after crude oil and gasoline futures shot up late last week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "This could contribute to higher prices at the pump this week or next. How much higher remains to be seen."

The U.S. price of crude oil settled at $78.01 per barrel. That's $4.60 per barrel more than the week before and the highest daily settlement since mid-November. The 5% gain over the past two weeks comes amid refinery issues and the ongoing conflict in the Red Sea. Last week, oil prices rose $2 after a fire at a Russian refinery, stoking global fuel supply concerns. The refinery reportedly supplies fuel for Turkey, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Later in the week, oil prices rose again after a British tanker was struck by a missile and set on fire in the Gulf of Aiden.  

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

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.34), Naples ($3.22), Fort Lauderdale ($3.21)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.89), Panama City ($2.91), Pensacola ($2.93)

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$3.103$3.103$3.078$3.121$3.510
Florida$3.152$3.161$2.994$3.110$3.575
Georgia$3.027$3.024$2.959$3.010$3.397
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.