Drivers are still paying some of the highest prices in more than a year

15 February 2021

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Florida gas prices took a step back last week. The average price for a gallon of gasoline declined 2 cents, since last Sunday. 

"Drivers got a break from rising prices at the pump, last week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Although there was a small decline, pump prices remain at a level that hasn’t been seen in more than a year."

The year began with gas prices averaging $2.20 per gallon. Now, Florida drivers are paying an average price of $2.46. That raises the cost of filling a tank of gas by $4 (based on a 15-gallon fuel tank).

"Unfortunately, the recent jump at the pump may not be over yet," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Pump prices could eventually reach $2.60 per gallon in the coming weeks, as refineries prepare to switch to summer blend gasoline. Summer gasoline typically costs more to produce, because it contains more additives, which work to reduce smog during the hotter months."

Also keeping upward pressure on gasoline is the price of crude. US crude oil reached a new 2021 high of $59.47 per barrel. Friday’s closing price was nearly $3 (5%) more than the week before. Oil prices rose last week after reports of declining crude inventories in the US - and other countries - which suggest that the OPEC+ crude production cuts are successfully reducing excess crude supplies, due to the pandemic’s limiting effect on demand. Additionally, oil prices rose Friday following reports that Yemen launched drone attacks on a Saudi Arabia airport. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.59), Fort Lauderdale ($2.51), Port St. Lucie ($2.51)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.36), Jacksonville ($2.40), Panama City ($2.40)

Find Florida Gas Prices

  • Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com 
  • State and metro averages can be found here

AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES
(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.505 $2.503 $2.464 $2.365 $2.438 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.463 $2.465 $2.485 $2.305 $2.342 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.331 $2.329 $2.289 $2.218 $2.272 $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages


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 AAA - The Auto Club Group
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