Gas prices in Florida have dropped, on average, 10 cents a gallon over the past 10 days, according to AAA.
On Monday, AAA released a report showing the average gallon of gas in Florida cost $2.40 a gallon on Sunday, down seven cents from the start of last week and a quarter below the national average of $2.65 a gallon.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, said on Monday that prices could increase slightly in the days to come.
“Florida gas prices declined as anticipated last week, but could move slightly higher again in the coming days,” said Jenkins. “Refineries are still conducting maintenance, and gasoline demand is at a higher level than usual for this time of year. This has led to lower gasoline supply levels, which pushed wholesale gasoline prices a few cents higher last week. As a result, the state average could soon return to around $2.43 per gallon. Despite the anticipated increase, Florida drivers are still paying 30 cents per gallon less than last year. Which means, they’re saving almost $5 on a full tank of gasoline”
Panama City had the most expensive gas in the state at $2.52 a gallon followed by the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton market at $2.51 a gallon and Tallahassee with an average of $2.47 a gallon.
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area had, on average, the least expensive gas in the Sunshine State at $2.32 a gallon followed by the Orlando and Punta Gorda markets at $2.33 a gallon.