With November here and holiday travel season now on the horizon, gas prices rose slightly in Florida over the past week according to a study from AAA released on Monday.
On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.44, up from $2.40 from the week before. This is 20 cents lower than this time last year and below the national average which stood at $2.61 a gallon on Sunday.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, weighed in on Monday.
“Although the state average has seesawed since the summer, it has mostly held between $2.40-$2.50 since July,” said Jenkins. “Drivers could see the state average rise a few pennies this week, based on recent adjustments in the price of wholesale gasoline.”
The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area had the most expensive gas in the state with an average of $2.56 a gallon in that market followed by Panama City at $2.51 a gallon and Gainesville at $2.48 a gallon.
The Pensacola and Punta Gorda areas had the least expensive gas in Florida with prices averaging $2.40 a gallon in both markets followed by Orlando at $2.41 a gallon.