Gas Prices in Florida Drop Slightly in Mid-December

    Gas prices in the Sunshine State dropped slightly last week, falling from $2.16 a gallon at the start of last week to $2.14 on Sunday.

    According to AAA, the national average stood at $2.16 a gallon on Sunday.

    “It was a relatively uneventful week in the fuel market. Oil prices held relatively steady, but that could change this week,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman, AAA  and the Auto Club Group. “The FDA’s approval of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine could help promote higher oil prices, due to its potential of helping fuel demand eventually rebound in 2021. However, the optimism would have to overpower current conditions. The rising cases of coronavirus has caused lockdowns in various cities, and the lowest gasoline demand figures since the spring.”

    The West Palm Beach – Boca Raton area had the most expensive gas in the state at 2.26 a gallon followed by Ocala and the Sebastian – Vero Beach area which both saw an average of  $2.17 a gallon.

    Punta Gorda had the least expensive gas in the state at $2.01 a gallon followed by Tallahassee and Jacksonville which both saw an average of $2.08 a gallon.


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