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Thanksgiving Gas Prices Were Lowest in 12 Years

Florida gas prices could increase this week

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Floridians who took a holiday road trip last week found the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in 12 years. Florida gas prices averaged $2.03 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day. That was 40 cents less than the year before and the lowest since 2008, when pump prices averaged $1.91 per gallon.

"Floridians may see gas prices inch up a few pennies this week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Last week, vaccine optimism sent crude oil to its highest price since early March, before COVID-related lock downs were imposed across the country. Wholesale gasoline prices also increased as a result. A state average price of $2.08 per gallon is possible, unless fundamentals shift this week."

The price for WTI crude oil increased 8 percent last week. Friday's daily settlement of $45.53 per barrel was $3.38 more than the Friday before. An increase of that magnitude can sometimes lead to an 8 cent increase at the pump.

Florida gas prices have held steady at $2.03 per gallon for the past week. The state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, and 41 cents less than this time last year.

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.18), Gainesville ($2.12), Sebastian-Vero Beach ($2.12)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($1.94), Jacksonville ($1.96), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($1.98)

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.128 $2.125 $2.111 $2.147 $2.587 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.032 $2.030 $2.028 $2.061 $2.436 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $1.961 $1.960 $1.951 $1.972 $2.452 $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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