Falling gas prices level off after oil price hike

27 March 2022

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Florida gas prices have been on a downward trend the past two weeks. In fact, some drivers in the state have found prices below $4 a gallon. However, that downward trend may level out, after the price of oil rebounded last week. 

On Sunday, Florida’s average price for gasoline was $4.12 per gallon. That’s 6 cents per gallon less than a week ago, and 26 cents less than the record high of $4.38 - set a little more than two weeks ago. Despite the recent dip, pump prices remain 93 cents per gallon more than the 2022 low and 1.93 per gallon more than the lowest price in 2021. 

Click here to view today’s state average price

"Global fuel supply concerns continue driving extreme volatility in the fuel market, leading to big swings in the price of oil," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "After seeing strong drops two weeks ago, oil rebounded last week to a level that should cause falling gas prices to level off."

On Friday, the U.S. price of oil settled at $113.90 per barrel. That’s $9.20 per barrel (9%) more than the week before. Despite the increase, oil remains almost $10 per barrel less than the 2022 high of $123.70/b reached nearly three weeks ago. The $10/b discount translates to a 25 cent drop at the pump - which already happened in the past two weeks. 

Fuel Price Overview

  • Sunday’s Florida Avg. - $4.12 per gallon
  • Avg. Cost for a Fill-Up - $62 for a 15-gallon tank
  • 2022 High - $4.38 per gallon
  • 2021 High - $3.36 per gallon
  • 2022 U.S. Oil Price High - $123.70 per barrel
  • 2021 U.S. Oil Price High - $84.65 per barrel

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($4.29), Fort Lauderdale ($4.23), Miami ($4.23)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Orlando ($4.03), Punta Gorda ($4.04), Melbourne-Titusville ($4.04), Pensacola ($4.04)

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 $4.244 $4.243 $4.255 $3.604 $2.863 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $4.117 $4.118 $4.181 $3.519 $2.883 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $3.964 $3.962 $4.143 $3.501 $2.725 $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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