Florida gas prices have averaged nearly 20 cents per gallon less than last summer

04 August 2019

Florida gas prices declined an average of six cents per gallon last week. Global oversupply concerns and rising tension in the U.S.-China trade war has kept oil prices low, and as a result, downward pressure on prices at the pump. 

Florida drivers are paying an average price of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded. The state average is 6 cents per gallon less than a week ago, 16 cents less than last month, and 24 cents less than this time last year.

Gas prices have declined the past 18 consecutive days, for a total discount of 18 cents. The average Florida driver is now paying $38 for a full tank of gasoline - $4 less than last April when prices hit their highest point of the year. The 2019-high was $2.80 per gallon on April 12.

"Continued weakness in the oil market has allowed for the cheapest summertime gas prices in two years," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "So far this summer, Florida drivers are paying nearly 20 cents per gallon less than last summer. As we approach the end of summer driving season, gas price hikes should be few and far between. When students go back to school, gasoline demand dips, because fewer families are taking extended roads trips. The demand drop, normally helps keep downward pressure on prices at the pump through the rest of the year. However, the threat of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico always carries the potential for causing a gas price spike."

After dipping below $54 per barrel on Thursday, the price of crude oil $55.66 per barrel on Friday. In total, crude oil prices averaged nearly 55 cents less than the week before. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – Panama City ($2.68), Tallahassee ($2.67), Naples ($2.61)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.43), Punta Gorda ($2.44), Melbourne-Titusville ($2.45)

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

2019 High
(YTD)

2018 High Record High
National $2.712 $2.716 $2.737 $2.758 $2.867 $2.895 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.515 $2.522 $2.581 $2.678 $2.756 $2.795 $2.92 (5/25/2018) $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.579 $2.585 $2.617 $2.588 $2.772 $2.735 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $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 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 9.9 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.