Florida gas prices edge lower after 10 cent hike

Florida gas prices jumped an average of 10 cents per gallon last week. Florida drivers went from paying an average price of $2.33 per gallon on Monday, to $2.42/g Wednesday. Although that was the highest daily average in two weeks, prices at the pump remain well below the highest price so far this year, $2.56 per gallon.


Pump prices began to edge lower through the weekend. The state average is down by only a penny, yet drivers in some regions are finding prices in the low $2.30s.

“Although gas prices are declining again, drivers should expect continued volatility at the pump in the coming months,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Refineries are entering spring maintenance season, where they conduct seasonal maintenance and switch to a more expensive summer gasoline – as required by the EPA. This work can lead to reduced refinery output at a time when driving demand increases for spring break. In recent years, the imbalance of springtime supply and demand led to price hikes of 20-60 cents, which was spread out over the course of a few months.”

Regional Prices 

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach ($2.54), Miami ($2.45), Gainesville ($2.45)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($2.33), Orlando ($2.37), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.37), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.38)

National Prices 

  • Most expensive states – Hawaii ($3.58), California ($3.49), Washington ($3.09)
  • Least expensive states – Mississippi ($2.13), Texas ($2.16), Louisiana ($2.16)
  • Florida has the 26th lowest state average in the U.S.

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 2019 High Record High
National $2.474 $2.473 $2.440 $2.540 $2.392 $2.90  (5/4/2019) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.411 $2.415 $2.330 $2.486 $2.342 $2.80 (4/12/2019) $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.307 $2.307 $2.275 $2.388 $2.279 $2.74 (4/29/2019) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

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