Gas prices in Florida continued to drop in the middle of August though not as dramatically as they had in recent weeks, according to a new report from AAA.
On Monday, AAA released a report showing the average gallon of gas cost $2.43 in Florida on Sunday, a penny below where it was the week before but well below the national average of $2.62 a gallon. A month ago, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.70. At this time last year, the average gallon of gas cost $2.77 in Florida.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, weighed in on gas in prices in the Sunshine State on Monday.
“Florida drivers continue to benefit from oil prices that remain lower than last year,” said Jenkins. “Fortunately, the highest gas prices of the year are likely far behind us. As long as economic and global demand concerns continue, it’s unlikely drivers will see a significant jump at the pump anytime soon.”
Panama City had the most expensive gas in the state with prices averaging $2.58 a gallon in that market followed by Tallahassee at $2.56 a gallon and the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area at $2.54 a gallon.
Punta Gorda had the least expensive gas in Florida with an average of $2.34 a gallon in that market followed by Orlando and the Melbourne-Titusville area which both saw prices averaging $2.37 a gallon.