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Independence Day Gas Prices Were Lowest in 16 Years

Florida gas prices reach 15-week highs

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Although Florida gas prices increased last week, drivers found the lowest prices at the pump for Independence Day since 2004.

"Gas prices remain very low for this time of year, due to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on supply and demand," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Retailers raised gas prices last week, in anticipation of strong demand for the Independence Day holiday weekend."

Florida gas prices increased 8 cents last week. The state average of $2.11 per gallon is the highest price since March 19th. Despite the recent increase, drivers are saving an average of 57 cents per gallon compared to this time last year.

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.20), Port St. Lucie ($2.13), Homosassa Springs ($2.13)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($2.07), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.08), Punta Gorda ($2.08)

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.180 $2.179 $2.178 $2.003 $2.759 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.106 $2.107 $2.031 $1.897 $2.678 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $1.990 $1.990 $1.989 $1.778 $2.594 $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.

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.