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Gas Prices Slip after Oil Price Decline

The state average is now $3.28 per gallon, after declining 3 cents last week

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Florida's average gas price is backing off the 2021 high of $3.32 per gallon. The state average is now $3.28 per gallon, after declining 3 cents last week.

The price of crude oil - which has been the main driver of rising gas prices - dropped 7% last week, as domestic oil production and stocks logged weekly gains. It was the first real sign of weakness in the oil market in a month, as fuel demand continues to outpace global supplies. Unfortunately for motorists, half of that oil price drop was erased by the end of the week. The price for U.S. oil settled at $81.27 per barrel, down $2.30 (3%) from the week before.

"Gas prices may inch a little lower this week, following the recent declines in the oil and gasoline futures market," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Despite the setback, significant upward pressure remains in the oil market. Prices are still at 7-year highs and are likely to remain elevated through the holiday season, which will in turn keep upward pressure on prices at the pump."

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.45), Fort Lauderdale ($3.34), Sebastian-Vero Beach ($3.33)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Sebring ($3.19), Punta Gorda ($3.20), The Villages ($3.22), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($3.23)

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 $3.421 $3.421 $3.401 $3.244 $2.117 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $3.283 $3.287 $3.308 $3.122 $2.010 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $3.250 $3.252 $3.249 $3.037 $1.925 $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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