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AAA: Florida gas prices increase 10 cents; state average reaches 2021 high of $3.10

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Florida gas prices are now holding steady after unexpectedly jumping 10 cents last week. The state average price of $3.10 per gallon is a new 2021 high, seven cents more than the previous high, set back in early August.

Pump prices increased alongside rising crude oil and gasoline futures prices. The price of crude increased 4% last week on reports that Gulf of Mexico energy infrastructure is still recovering from Hurricane Ida.

Most of the onshore oil refineries - that went offline because of the storm - have reportedly already or are in the process of restarting. However, weekly EIA data showed that offshore oil production remained low. Weekly figures from the EIA show US crude production dropped 13%, to hit a 2-year low of 10 million barrels per day. That figure improved by 1% to 10.1 million barrels per day last week. Before the storm, crude production levels reached 11.5 million bpd.

"The rollercoaster ride at the pump continues for Florida drivers," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Where pump prices go from here is unclear. Hurricane Ida's impact on the Gulf Coast has lingered on, causing lower fuel supplies and upward pressure on prices. Fortunately, there is some downward pressure in the market, because the summer driving season has ended, leading to less fuel demand. In addition to that, winter gasoline is beginning to move back into the market. Both of these should help ease the strain on supplies."

Florida drivers are now paying 10 cents per gallon more than a month ago, and 96 cents more than this time last year. The cost to fill an average-sized 15-gallon tank of gas is now $46.50. That's $14.40 more than a year ago. This time in 2019, the cost for a gallon of gas was $2.50, which amounted to a total of $37.50 for a fill-up.

Lowest Gas Prices in Apopka

Price Station Address City Time
2.820 Sam's Club 1500 S Orange Blossom Tr Apopka Sep 20, 7:41 PM
3.010 BP 2685 E SEMORAN BLVD Apopka Sep 20, 7:42 PM
3.020 Walmart Neighborhood Market 806 Balmy Beach Dr Apopka Sep 20, 7:42 PM
3.020 Shell 3498 E Semoran Blvd Apopka Sep 20, 7:14 PM
3.020

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Shell 2301 W Orange Blossom Trl Apopka Sep 20, 7:21 AM
3.040 Wawa 1609 S Orange Blossom Tr Apopka Sep 20, 7:43 PM
3.040 7-Eleven 1495 S Orange Blossom Trl Apopka Sep 20, 7:43 PM
3.040 RaceTrac 700 S Orange Blossom Trl Apopka Sep 20, 7:42 PM
3.040 Mobil 2229 E Semoran Blvd Apopka Sep 20, 7:41 PM
3.040 BP 277 E MAIN ST Apopka Sep 20, 7:26 AM

Apopka Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com

Regional Prices

Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach ($3.23), Fort Lauderdale ($3.13), Port St. Lucie ($3.12)

Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($3.04), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.05), Punta Gorda ($3.06)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

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 reduce 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

AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

 

Sunday

Saturday

Week Ago

Month Ago

One Year Ago

Record High

National

$3.193

$3.193

$3.175

$3.177

$2.182

$4.11 (7/17/2008)

Florida

$3.098

$3.099

$2.996

$2.999

$2.135

$4.08 (7/17/2008)

Georgia

$2.977

$2.978

$2.976

$2.973

$1.999

$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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