AAA: Florida Gas Prices Surged 32 Cents Per Gallon During Past Two Weeks

Florida gas prices have risen 32 cents a gallon over the past two weeks

Florida gas prices are slowly falling after posting another week of strong gains. The state median rose 17 cents a gallon last week to hit a 2-month high of $3.58 a gallon on Thursday. That state average then took a small step back, falling almost 2 cents over the weekend.

(AAA) – Florida gas prices slide after posting another week of strong gains.

The state median rose 17 cents a gallon last week to hit a 2-month high of $3.58 a gallon on Thursday.

That state average then took a small step back, falling nearly 2 cents over the weekend.

“Florida gas prices are up 32 cents a gallon over the last two weeks,” said Mark Jenkins, public relations manager.

“It’s unusual to see such large gains in January, but global fundamentals have kept upward pressure on prices at the pump. Oil investors are optimistic that global fuel demand will increase now that China, the world’s largest oil importer, reopens its economy.”

Some hope for motorists is fueled by the 2% drop in oil prices last week after rising 10% in the previous two weeks. Gasoline futures were also down 6 cents last week after skyrocketing 40 cents a gallon on the NYMEX over the past two weeks.

Regional prices

■ The most expensive subway markets
– West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.74), Sebastian Vero Beach ($3.64), Port St. Lucie ($3.64)

■ Cheapest subway markets
– Panama City ($3.31), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.32), Pensacola ($3.40)

Ways to save on gasoline

■ Combine errands to limit travel time. Find the best gas prices in your community. Pay with cash. Some retailers add a per-gallon surcharge to customers who pay with a credit card.
■ Remove excess weight from your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
■ Drive conservatively.
■ Aggressive acceleration and acceleration reduces fuel consumption.

AAA Resources for Drivers

■ Participate in savings programs. AAA members who sign up for Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill up and 5 cents per gallon on each subsequent trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
■ Get a vote.
■ Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair facility.
Find the lowest gas prices near you using the free AAA mobile app. Estimate the likely cost of fuel for your trip with AAA’s Gasoline Cost Calculator. Find Florida gas prices

For daily average gas prices, visit Gasprices.aaa.com. State and metropolitan averages can be found here

(Price per gallon regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week ago Month ago One year ago
National $3,509 $3,510 $3,415 $3,159 $3,361
Florida $3,569 $3,575 $3,411 $3,118 $3,347
Georgia $3,396 $3,397 $3,255 $2,729 $3,199
Click here to view current average petrol prices

Gas price survey methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Up to 130,000 stations are surveyed each day based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in partnership 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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