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.
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)
Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
State and metro averages can be found here
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Using its longstanding history of supporting safety and security for the public, specifically in the area of traffic safety, AAA-The Auto Club Group is committing an initial investment of $1 million dollars to create and develop programs aimed at improving social justice and equality in the communities ACG serves in the areas of bias/cultural awareness and diversity.
AAA-ACG delivers traffic safety and drivers education programs to help support safe roadways and safe drivers. In addition, AAA’s iconic School Safety Patrol Program is celebrating 100 years of existence promoting and aiding youth and families in local communities nationwide. The company plans on expanding these programs to help educate and support safety and security during traffic stops and enhance community relations initiatives promoting safety and security for everyone.
“As an organization founded to promote safety and security, AAA believes everyone deserves the equal right to both,” said Joseph J. Richardson, Jr., President and CEO of AAA-ACG.
While still in the early planning phase, AAA-ACG is committed to developing a new division within its organization that will be solely dedicated to promoting racial equity and equality for individuals adversely impacted in our communities. This program will aim to support initiatives that address socioeconomic disparities and advocate for equal justice for African Americans and people of color. AAA-ACG will incorporate these initiatives into their existing programs and implement them throughout its 14-state footprint.
To symbolize this commitment, commuters will see a beautiful glowing mural on the side of AAA - The Auto Club Group's headquarters building in Dearborn, Michigan; commemorating the late George Floyd, whose senseless death has been the latest rallying cry for real change in social justice across the nation.
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.
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.