With the last week of October here, gas prices continue to drop across Florida.
AAA released a study on Monday showing the week began with the average gallon of gas in Florida costing $2.08, down from $2.13 at the start of last week. The national average stood at $2.16 a gallon.
“Sub-$2 gas prices are beginning to pop up in various Florida cities,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. “Pump prices are drifting lower as COVID concerns creep back into the fuel market. Gasoline demand is already 15% lower than this time last year. Meanwhile, fuel supplies remain strong. It’s possible the state average could dip below $2 a gallon in the coming weeks. If that happens, it would be the first time since June.”
Gas prices in Florida have dropped every day for three weeks, lowering the cost of the average gallon of gas by 11 cents.
West Palm Beach had the most expensive gas in Florida with an average of $2.22 a gallon followed by Panama City and Naples which both saw an average of $2.13 a gallon.
Punta Gorda had the least expensive gas in the state at $1.96 a gallon followed by Jacksonville at $2.01 a gallon and Orlando and the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area which both saw an average of $2.03 a gallon.
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