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Gas Prices Slip as Tropical Storm Sally Approaches the Gulf Coast

Florida gas prices are 3 cents lower than a week ago

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Florida gas prices are drifting lower as Tropical Storm Sally moves toward the Louisiana-Mississippi coastlines. Ten crude oil refineries, with a total processing capacity of 2.64 million barrels per day (more than 25 percent of total gulf coast crude oil refining capacity) stand in the path of the storm.

"So far, this storm is not having much of an impact on gasoline prices, but that could change this week, depending on the severity of the storm," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "For now, it appears retail prices could continue to decline this week, due to the 10-cent drop in wholesale gasoline prices last week."

Florida drivers are paying an average price of $2.17 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Sunday's state average was:

  • Nearly 3 cents per gallon less than a week ago
  • 6 cents more than last month
  • 24 cents less than last year

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach - Boca Raton ($2.27), Port St. Lucie ($2.21), Sebastian - Vero Beach ($2.20)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.11), Crestview - Fort Walton Beach ($2.12), Tallahassee ($2.13)

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.195 $2.197 $2.222 $2.175 $2.570 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.169 $2.173 $2.195 $2.108 $2.407 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.022 $2.025 $2.041 $1.966 $2.418 $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.