After rocketing higher for most of the month, October ended with gas prices holding steady

31 October 2021

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After rocketing higher for most of the month, October ended with gas prices holding steady. Last month, Florida gas prices increased a total of 27 cents over the course of two weeks. However, prices at the pump finally plateaued at around $3.31 per gallon throughout the past 12 days.

"Although oil prices remain elevated, they seem to have leveled off, which helped prevent any additional spikes at the pump last week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Drivers could see another week of stagnant gas prices, unless there are any big shifts in what has become an extremely tight crude oil market."

On Friday, the price for US crude settled at $83.57 per barrel. That was 19 cents less than the week before, and the first weekly loss in 10 weeks. The price of crude increased a total of 12% in October, rising from $75.88 to a high of $84.65 early last week.

Florida gas prices averaged $3.31 per gallon on Sunday. That’s the most expensive daily average in seven years (October 2014). The state average is the same as a week ago, 25 cents more than last month, and $1.26 per gallon more than this time last year.

This was the most expensive October at the gas pump in eight years. The monthly average price for gasoline in Florida was $3.20 per gallon. That’s 2 cents more than the monthly average in October 2014. Previously, gas prices averaged $3.30 in October 2013, $3.65 in October 2012, and $3.41 in October 2011.

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.46), Fort Lauderdale ($3.35), Sebastian-Vero Beach ($3.33)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($3.24), Sebring ($3.25), The Villages ($3.27), Melbourne-Titusville ($3.27)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community. 
  • Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle. 
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy. 
  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 5 cents per gallon when they fill up at Shell. Click here for more information.

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 $3.401 $3.401 $3.385 $3.189 $2.136 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $3.308 $3.311 $3.312 $3.055 $2.051 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $3.249 $3.249 $3.239 $2.998 $1.961 $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.

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