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Florida gas prices jumped 8 cents last week as refineries recover from Hurricane Ida

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Florida's gas price average shot up 8 cents last week after Hurricane Ida's impact on the gulf coast left nine crude oil refineries offline

From AAA

Holiday travelers found the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in seven years. Prices at the pump are now averaging $3.02 per gallon, in Florida. That's 83 cents more than last year's holiday, and 58 cents more than what drivers paid during the 2019 holiday weekend.

Florida's gas price average shot up 8 cents last week after Hurricane Ida's impact on the gulf coast left nine crude oil refineries offline. This resulted in an outage of about 13% of the total U.S. refining capacity.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, four of the nine refineries have begun the process of restarting. Three of those are located in Baton Route, the other is near New Orleans. The DOE says it could take several days for those refineries to produce at full rates.

Meanwhile, five refineries near New Orleans remain shut due to issues including power outages. These plants account for 6% of total U.S. refining capacity.

"News that refineries are working to restore operations is a positive sign for motorists," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "As refineries get back up and running, prices should begin to slide lower; especially now that the summer driving season has come to a close."

Lowest Gas Prices in Apopka

Price Station Address City
2.830 Sam's Club 1500 S Orange Blossom Tr Apopka
2.910 BP 2685 E SEMORAN BLVD Apopka
2.950 Wawa 1609 S Orange Blossom Tr Apopka
2.950 Chevron 1025 S Orange Blossom Trl Apopka
2.960 7-Eleven 3830 E Semoran Blvd Apopka
2.960 7-Eleven 1495 S Orange Blossom Trl Apopka
2.960 Mobil 2229 E Semoran Blvd Apopka
2.960 7-Eleven 1117 E Semoran Blvd Apopka
2.960 Wawa 449 W Main St Apopka
2.960 BP 277 E MAIN ST Apopka

Apopka Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com

Regional Prices

Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.16), Panama City ($3.09), Tallahassee ($3.06)

Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.96), Jacksonville ($2.98), Orlando ($2.98), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($2.99)

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 $3.188 $3.185 $3.151 $3.189 $2.222 $4.11 (7/17/2008)
Florida $3.016 $3.018 $2.943 $3.028 $2.195 $4.08 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.983 $2.984 $2.953 $2.973 $2.041 $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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