Florida gas prices have slowly declined the past 10 consecutive days. The state average is now $3.07 per gallon, after slipping 3 cents last week from the 2021 high of $3.10 per gallon.
"Drivers are still paying some of the most expensive prices at the pump since October 2014," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Although gasoline prices normally decline in the fall, they remain elevated due to the high price of crude and lower fuel supplies both domestically and around the world."
The lower fuel supplies are a result of both the pandemic and Hurricane Ida's effects on the gulf coast. When the pandemic struck, global and American crude producers let off the throttle. U.S. crude production rates dropped as much as 25% in 2020. About half of that had returned before Hurricane Ida struck the gulf coast. Three weeks ago, U.S. crude oil production rates dropped another 13%, after Hurricane Ida temporarily shutdown oil refineries and offshore rigs. Fortunately, that reduction has been cut in half over the past two weeks, as refineries and offshore rigs work to reopen. In addition, refinery activity, gasoline supplies and production all logged weekly gains last week.
The price for a barrel of US crude finished at $73.98 Friday on the NYMEX. That was $2 more than the week before, yet still less than this year's high of $75.25/b. A positive indicator for drivers is that wholesale gasoline prices finished nearly the same as a week ago.
|2.770||Sam's Club||1500 S Orange Blossom Tr||Apopka|
|2.970||Walmart Neighborhood Market||806 Balmy Beach Dr||Apopka|
|2.970||Shell||3498 E Semoran Blvd||Apopka|
|2.990||Mobil||2229 E Semoran Blvd||Apopka|
|2.990||7-Eleven||3830 E Semoran Blvd||Apopka|
|2.990||RaceTrac||700 S Orange Blossom Trl||Apopka|
|2.990||Wawa||1609 S Orange Blossom Tr||Apopka|
|2.990||Shell||1500 N Wekiwa Springs Rd||Apopka|
|2.990||Chevron||454 W Main St||Apopka|
|2.990||BP||277 E MAIN ST||Apopka|
Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.22), Fort Lauderdale ($3.11), Gainesville ($3.10)
Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.97), Sebring ($3.00), Ocala ($3.00), The Villages ($3.03)
Combine errands to limit driving time.
Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
Remove excess weight in your vehicle.
Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.
Find Florida Gas Prices
Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
State and metro averages can be found here
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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.
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