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Independence Day Gas Prices to be the Most Expensive in Seven Years

Americans are eager to travel and higher gas prices are unlikely to deter them from taking a trip

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Florida gas prices are drifting lower as nearly 2.6 million Floridians prepare to travel for the upcoming Independence Day holiday weekend. Nearly 2.4 million of those are forecast to drive. Visit AAA's Florida Newsroom to read the full holiday travel forecast.

Florida gas prices are averaging $2.94 per gallon. Sunday's state average was fractions of a cent less than a week ago. Visit GasPrices.AAA.com to view state and local gas price averages.

"This will be the most expensive Independence Day at the gas pump in seven years," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Gas prices have shot up this year, as global fuel demand recovers from the pandemic faster than supplies. Even still, Americans are eager to travel and higher gas prices are unlikely to deter them from taking a trip. If anything, it's likely that travelers will offset the added expense by budgeting less on lodging or dining out."

The price this Independence Day will be nearly a dollar more than last year. Pump prices last year were severely depressed due to low demand because of the pandemic. In 2019, holiday travelers paid an average price of $2.68.

Historical Florida
Independence Day Gas Prices
2020 $2.11
2019 $2.68
2018 $2.68
2017 $2.15
2016 $2.16
2015 $2.67
2014 $3.60

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.08), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.07), Tallahassee ($3.03)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.86), Orlando ($2.89), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($2.89)

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $3.095 $3.092 $3.070 $3.041 $2.178 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.938 $2.939 $2.943 $2.871 $2.033 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.912 $2.912 $2.895 $2.920 $1.989 $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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