While Florida had its lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in 12 years, AAA expects prices to rise in the coming days.
“Florida gas prices averaged $2.03 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day. That was 40 cents less than the year before and the lowest since 2008, when pump prices averaged $1.91 per gallon,” AAA noted.
In the meantime, on Sunday, the average gallon of gas in Florida stayed at $2.03, the same as it was at the start of last week and lower than the national average of $2.13
“Floridians may see gas prices inch up a few pennies this week,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. “Last week, vaccine optimism sent crude oil to its highest price since early March, before COVID-related lockdowns were imposed across the country. Wholesale gasoline prices also increased as a result. A state average price of $2.08 per gallon is possible, unless fundamentals shift this week.”
The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area had the most expensive gas in the state with an average of $2.18 a gallon followed by Gainesville and the Sebastian-Vero Beach area which both saw an average of $2.12 a gallon.
Punta Gorda had the least expensive gas in Florida with an average of $1.94 a gallon followed by Jacksonville at $1.96 a gallon and the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area at $1.98 a gallon.