Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group,
AVERAGE PRICE PER GALLON
FLORIDA GAS PRICES JUMP 25 CENTS IN 10 DAYS
Gas prices averaged $2.29 per gallon in February
TAMPA, Fla., (March 1, 2019) — Florida gas prices jumped 14 cents in the past week, for a combined total increase of 25 cents in 10 days. After selling for nearly $2.23 per gallon - just 10 days ago - the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Florida is now up to nearly $2.50.
"While it may be hard to stomach, the recent jump at the pump is common this time of year," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Maintenance season is underway for refiners along the Gulf Coast. While conducting spring cleaning at their plants, they have also begun sending out summer-blend gasoline, which is more expensive to produce. This likely isn’t the end for rising prices. AAA forecasts the national average will peak at around $2.75 by Memorial Day."
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- Florida is now tenth among states with the most expensive gas prices in the nation
- Florida gas prices averaged $2.29 per gallon in February. The monthly average is 10 cents more than January 2019, yet 30 cents less than February 2018. The primary reason for the year-over-year difference is that crude oil prices in February 2019 averaged $7 per barrel less than in February 2018.
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.
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.