Gas Prices Drop Nine Cents a Gallon in Florida

In the past week, gas prices dropped, on average, nine cents a gallon across Florida, hitting a three month low and being 20 cents less than the national average.

According to a study from AAA released on Monday morning, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.49 on Sunday. At the start of last week, the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.58.

Gas prices are dropping across the nation. At the start of last week, the average gallon of gas cost $2.75. On Sunday, the average gallon of gas across the nation cost $2.69.

Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, weighed in on Monday.

“Falling gas prices accelerated last week, after another week of strong crude oil and gasoline supply figures,” said Jenkins. “Domestic crude inventories set a new 2019 high, forcing oil prices to their lowest levels since January.”

Jenkins said that drivers in the Sunshine State should continue to see lower prices in the coming weeks, including a slight drop in the prices at the pumps this week.

“Strong fuel supplies should keep gas prices low this summer,” Jenkins said on Monday. “The state average should drop another five cents this week.”

Naples has the most expensive gas in Florida with prices averaging $2.61 a gallon followed by the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton are at $2.59 a gallon and Panama City at $2.58 a gallon.

Punta Gorda saw the least expensive gas in the Sunshine State with prices at $2.38 a gallon followed by the Villages at $2.41 a gallon and Jacksonville at $2.42 a gallon.

 

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