04 March 2019

NEWS RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT

Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group,
office: (813) 288-7906, cell: (850) 532-0730, majenkins@aaasouth.com

FLORIDA
AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON
$2.48 (+14¢)


FLORIDA GAS PRICES SET NEW 2019-HIGH

Gas prices begin to slip after nearly reaching $2.50 per gallon
 

TAMPA, Fla., (March 4, 2019) — Gas prices in Florida are slipping lower, after setting a new 2019-high of $2.48 per gallon. Last week, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped an average of 14 cents in three days. In total, the state average increased by 25 cents in 10 days.

Despite declining by fractions of a penny over the weekend, Florida drivers are paying an average of $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded. Sunday’s state average is 14 cents more than a week ago, and 20 cents more than last month. Despite the recent price hike, the state average remains 6 cents per gallon less than this time last year. 

Gas prices in February averaged $2.29 per gallon. The monthly average was 10 cents more than January 2019, yet 30 cents less than the monthly average in February 2018. In March 2018, gas prices averaged $2.50 per gallon. 

"Florida motorists will be happy to get a break from rising prices, but that springtime bounce is far from finished," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Normal spring factors like rising demand, refinery maintenance, and the introduction of summer-blend gasoline should keep upward pressure on pump prices for the next couple of months. Gas prices generally reach their annual peak by Memorial Day, unless a hurricane or refinery outage threatens supplies. AAA forecasts prices will peak at around $2.75 before summer."

Florida Regions:

  • Most expensive gas prices: West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.57), Ocala ($2.51), Homosassa Springs ($2.51)
  • Least expensive gas prices: Pensacola ($2.33), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.36), Panama City ($2.38)

Find Local Gas Prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com 
  • Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.

                                                                     CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                                                                     Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2018 High Record High
National $2.426 $2.425 $2.394 $2.257 $2.532 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.477 $2.480 $2.342 $2.284 $2.541 $2.92 (5/25/2018) $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.300 $2.298 $2.280 $2.142 $2.427 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

About The Auto Club Group 
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico 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 59 million members in the United States and Canada and 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.