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Florida gas prices decline, down 2 cents from last week; Apopka's top 10 best stations for low gas prices


The average price for gasoline is 13 cents more than this time two years ago

From AAA

Florida gas prices are showing signs of weakness for the first time this year. The state average declined 2 cents last week as domestic gasoline supplies strengthen and global fuel demand-concerns creep back into the fuel market. That downward trend could continue, especially if the Suez Canal is cleared soon.

Crude oil prices - the primary driver of prices at the pump - pinballed up and down last week. U.S. oil prices (WTI) dropped 6% on Tuesday, because sellers are worried that rising cases of COVID-19 - in parts of Europe - would lead to lockdowns, thus slowing the recovery in global fuel demand. Additionally, updated figures from the EIA show that refineries along the Gulf of Mexico are bouncing back from the mid-February power outages that crimped gasoline supply.

Last week's oil price decline was enough to potentially send gas prices back below $2.70 per gallon. Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed (for now) when a massive cargo ship ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the major artery for fuel shipments. For now, the interruption has not caused crude prices to skyrocket. Domestic crude oil settled the week where it started, at around $61 per barrel.

"The blockage in the Suez Canal appears to be the only thing keeping upward pressure on prices at the moment," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Wholesale gasoline prices are still down 20 cents from two weeks ago. So drivers could see gas prices slip even lower, unless the blockage at the canal raises supply concerns and the price of oil."

The average price of gasoline in Florida is $2.88 per gallon. That's the lowest price in 10 days. Florida's state average is down 2 cents from a week ago.

Florida drivers are now paying 89 cents per gallon more than this time last year. That comparison is especially deceptive. This time last year, the state average fell unseasonably low, as the pandemic took hold in the United States. At this time two years ago, the state average was $2.76 per gallon.

The seasonal trends for gas prices are to rise in the spring, fluctuate in the summer, then decline in the fall.

Apopka Prices

Lowest Gas Prices in Apopka

Price Station Address City Time
2.590 Sam's Club 1500 S Orange Blossom Tr Apopka Mar 29, 6:15 PM
2.750 BP 2685 E SEMORAN BLVD Apopka Mar 29, 8:27 PM
2.790 Walmart Neighborhood Market 806 Balmy Beach Dr Apopka Mar 29, 8:27 PM
2.790 BP 277 E MAIN ST Apopka Mar 29, 6:21 PM
2.810 RaceTrac 700 S Orange Blossom Trl Apopka Mar 29, 1:22 PM
2.820 RaceTrac 1652 E Semoran Blvd Apopka Mar 29, 8:43 PM
2.820 Mobil 2229 E Semoran Blvd Apopka Mar 29, 8:27 PM
2.820 7-Eleven 1495 S Orange Blossom Trl Apopka Mar 29, 6:15 PM
2.820 RaceTrac 1102 Hermit Smith Rd Apopka Mar 29, 12:21 PM
2.820 Shell 1252 Apopka Blvd Apopka Mar 29, 11:22 AM


Regional Prices

Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.00), Miami ($2.92), Fort Lauderdale ($2.91)

Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.79), Jacksonville ($2.83), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.84)

Find Florida Gas Prices

Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com

State and metro averages can be found here


(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.862 $2.863 $2.882 $2.717 $2.033 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.878 $2.883 $2.908 $2.611 $1.986 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.722 $2.725 $2.743 $2.570 $1.861 $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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