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Rising Fuel Prices Stall on Renewed Covid Concerns

Florida gas prices exceeded $2 a gallon for the first time since March

Florida gas prices exceeded $2 a gallon last week, for the first time since March. The state average is now $2.02 per gallon, yet remains 51 cents per gallon less than this time last year.

"The recent upward momentum in pump prices is beginning to stall amid renewed concerns regarding the coronavirus," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Market-watchers are beginning to worry that elevated cases of Covid-19 in Florida and some other states could result in another drop in gasoline demand. For now, gas prices should hold steady this week with the possibility of a slight decline."

The price of U.S. crude oil declined 8 percent last week. Friday's closing price of $36.26 per barrel is $3.29 per barrel less than the week before.

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.12), Gainesville ($2.07), Ocala ($2.04)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($1.97), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($1.99), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($1.99)

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.102 $2.100 $2.022 $1.866 $2.707 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.018 $2.017 $1.904 $1.765 $2.526 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $1.903 $1.899 $1.794 $1.660 $2.483 $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.