AAA REPORT: Florida Gas Prices Drop 4 Cents Last Week, Will Dip More in Time for Labor Day Travel

By  //  August 30, 2018

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Millions will hit the road to finish off the summer

Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. (Image by AAA)

(AAA)  — Gas prices in the southeastern U.S. are declining as Americans prepare for the final holiday of the summer travel season. Declining demand and rising supplies have allowed prices at the pump to steadily slip lower. 

“Pump prices are 40-50 cents higher than a year ago, but that spread will be erased by Labor Day,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

“Holiday travelers will find pump prices at around the same level as last year. In 2017, gas prices spiked before Labor Day, after Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast.

This year, motorists should benefit from a relatively quiet hurricane season along the east coast. Although pump prices may fluctuate with surging holiday demand, AAA does not forecast a significant hike, unless there is an unexpected disruption in supply.”

Labor Day Gas Prices
2014 2015 2016 2017 Today
National $3.44 $2.44 $2.20 $2.64 $2.84
Florida $3.37 $2.29 $2.22 $2.69 $2.73
Georgia $3.33 $2.29 $2.14 $2.69 $2.69
Tennessee $3.21 $2.14 $2.02 $2.55 $2.59

Gas prices in Florida dropped 4 cents last week.

The state average declined for the 16th consecutive day on Sunday, for a total of 9 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.73 per gallon is 42 cents more than this time last year.

Florida’s state average currently sits just 4 cents above last year’s average price on Labor Day.

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Click here to view AAA’s state and metro gas price averages

  • The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Panama City ($2.85), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.83), and Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.81)
  • The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($2.66), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.67), and Punta Gorda ($2.67)

                             CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

                                           Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Highest Price on Record
National $2.839 $2.841 $2.841 $2.853 $2.359 $4.114 (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.729 $2.732 $2.766 $2.736 $2.311 $4.079 (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.693 $2.696 $2.723 $2.710 $2.242 $4.164 (9/15/2008)
Tennessee $2.593 $2.594 $2.610 $2.603 $2.147 $4.118 (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

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