Florida Gas Prices Reached 5-Week Highs on Sunday

08 May 2022

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Florida gas prices rebounded over the weekend, returning to the highest price in five weeks. Sunday’s state average was $4.20 per gallon, an increase of 2 cents from a week ago.

"There were some noteworthy gains in both oil and gasoline futures last week, which could result in additional gains in prices at the pump this week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Oil prices rose last week after the European Union announced plans to phase out their use of Russian oil by the end of the year. And yet, the oil price gains paled in comparison to what happened with gasoline. Gasoline futures soared to a new record high last week. The increase is blamed on a combination of steady weekly declines in gasoline supplies, and expectations that summer fuel demand will far outpace what we saw last year."

Sunday’s state average of $4.20 per gallon is 2 cents more than last week, 10 cents more than a month ago, and $1.32 per gallon more than this time a year ago. On average, it costs $63 to fill an average-sized tank of gas. That’s $20 more than what drivers paid this time last year. 

Gas Price Overview Oil Price Overview

Sunday’s Avg. Price - $4.20 per gallon

Cost for a Full Tank -  $63 (15 gallon tank) 

2022 High - $4.38/g (Mar. 11, 2022)

2021 High - $3.36/g (Nov. 2021)

Record High - $4.38/g (Mar. 2022)

Friday’s U.S. Oil Price - $109.77 per barrel

Previous Week’s Closing Price - $104.69/b

2022 High - $123.70/b (Mar. 8, 2022)

2021 High - $84.65/b (Oct. 2021)

Record High - $145.29/b (July 2008)

 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($4.39), Gainesville ($4.30), Fort Lauderdale ($4.28)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($4.11), Punta Gorda ($4.11), Melbourne-Titusville ($4.14), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($4.15)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community. 
  • Pay with cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

AAA Resources for Drivers

  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
  • Get a tune-up. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair shop.
  • Find the lowest gas prices in your area by using the free AAA mobile app.
  • Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip by using the AAA’s Gas Cost Calculator.

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 $4.317 $4.301 $4.187 $4.139 $2.960 $4.33   (3/11/2022)
Florida $4.204 $4.196 $4.184 $4.106 $2.880 $4.38   (3/11/2022)
Georgia $3.835 $3.818 $3.719  $3.800 $2.752 $4.29   (3/11/2022)
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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