AAA GAS BRIEF: Pump Prices Unaffected by Hurricane Florence, Melbourne Area Amongst Cheapest in the State
By AAA // September 18, 2018
Average Pump Price is $2.68 in Brevard County
(AAA) – Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the pump last week.
Gas prices in Florida declined for the 16th consecutive day on Sunday, declining a total of 7 cents during that period. Sunday’s state average of $2.74 per gallon is three cents less than last week and five cents less than a month ago.
However, motorists are still paying 2 cents per gallon more than this time last year.
“Both the Colonial and Plantation pipelines – which are the primary suppliers of fuel to the lower Atlantic region – were reportedly unaffected by the storm and are running at full capacity,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
“This should help efforts to resupply areas affected by the storm. That’s also good news that states like Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee should remain well supplied with gasoline.
Refineries are now preparing to switch to winter-blend gasoline, which is cheaper to produce and normally leads to lower prices at the pump.”
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- The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach – Boca Raton ($2.84), Panama City ($2.82), and Miami ($2.81)
- The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.67), Punta Gorda ($2.67), and Melbourne-Titusville ($2.68)
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