Gas Prices Rose Across Florida for Independence Day Holiday Weekend

While gas prices continue to increase in Florida, this past Independence Day weekend marked the lowest prices at the pump that the Sunshine State has seen for that holiday since 2004.

AAA released a report on Monday showing the week began with the average gallon of cost in Florida costing $2.11, up eight cents from the start of last week and the highest it has been since the middle of March. Across the nation, the average gallon of gas cost $2.18 on Sunday, the same as it did at the start of last week.

“Gas prices remain very low for this time of year, due to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on supply and demand,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. “Retailers raised gas prices last week, in anticipation of strong demand for the Independence Day holiday weekend.”

The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area had the most expensive gas in the state with an average of $2.20 a gallon followed by the Port St. Lucie and Homosassa Springs markets at $2.13 a gallon.

Pensacola had the least expensive gas in the state with an average of $2.07 a gallon followed by the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach area and Punta Gorda which both had an average of $2.08 a gallon.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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