TAMPA, Fla., (March 25, 2019) — Florida gas prices have held steady for the past week, but prices at the pump may increase this week. Crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices rose last week, following another round of declining fuel supplies.
"Florida drivers may see gas prices rise another 10 cents this week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Both planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, rising demand, and the switch to summer gasoline continue to contribute to the seasonal springtime jump at the pump. Based on current conditions, gas prices will likely peak sometime between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day weekend."
Florida motorists are currently paying an average price of $2.62 per gallon for regular unleaded. The state average is nearly 30 cents more than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.
So far this year, the state average has increased 46 cents per gallon. Florida ranks 16th among states with the most expensive gas prices in the nation ($2.62). California is ##1 among states with the most expensive gas prices in the nation, with an average price of $3.47 per gallon.
- Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.76), Miami ($2.70), Fort Lauderdale ($2.69)
- Least expensive metro markets – Jacksonville ($2.56), Orlando ($2.56), Punta Gorda ($2.57)
Demand Increases While Domestic Stocks Decline
Demand for gasoline increased by 269,000 b/d from the previous week, according to new data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Demand now sits at 9.4 million b/d, which is 85,000 b/d higher than a year ago, and 200,000 b/d higher than two years ago. The increase in demand helped to reduce total domestic gasoline stocks, which fell by 4.6 million bbl to 241.5 million bbl last week.
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||$2.626||$2.621||$2.545||$2.394||$2.606||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Florida||$2.618||$2.619||$2.618||$2.342||$2.546||$2.92 (5/25/2018)||$4.08 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.498||$2.495||$2.419||$2.280||$2.500||$2.84 (5/27/2018)||$4.16 (9/15/2008)|
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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.
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.