June began–and hurricane season kicked off–in Florida with the average gallon of gas costing $1.89 in the Sunshine State, below the national average of $1.98 and 70 cents less than the start of June 2019.
AAA released a look at gas prices in Florida on Monday and found the coronavirus continues to impact prices at the pump even as last week also began with an average of $1.89 per gallon across the state.
“Pump prices remain stifled by lower-than-average fuel demand caused by COVID-19,” said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group. “Although gasoline demand has slowly recovered during recent weeks, it has not returned to a level that would cause pump prices to suddenly return to pre-pandemic levels.”
The West Palm Beach-Boca Raton market had the most expensive gas in Florida with prices averaging $2.00 a gallon followed by Gainesville at $1.97 a gallon and Port St. Lucie at $1.92 a gallon.
Pensacola had the least expensive gas in Florida at $1.80 a gallon followed by the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach area at $1.84 a gallon and Jacksonville at $1.86 a gallon.