Florida Pump Prices Set New 2019 High, Motorist Averaged $2.29 per Gallon in February

By  //  March 5, 2019

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prices jumped an average of 14 cents last week

Last week, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped an average of 14 cents in three days. In total, the state average increased by 25 cents in 10 days.

AAA – Gas prices in Florida are slipping lower, after setting a new 2019-high of $2.48 per gallon.

Last week, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded jumped an average of 14 cents in three days. In total, the state average increased by 25 cents in 10 days.

Despite declining by fractions of a penny over the weekend, Florida drivers are paying an average of $2.48 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Sunday’s state average is 14 cents more than a week ago, and 20 cents more than last month. Despite the recent price hike, the state average remains 6 cents per gallon less than this time last year.

Gas prices in February averaged $2.29 per gallon. The monthly average was 10 cents more than January 2019, yet 30 cents less than the monthly average in February 2018. In March 2018, gas prices averaged $2.50 per gallon.

“Florida motorists will be happy to get a break from rising prices, but that springtime bounce is far from finished,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

“Normal spring factors like rising demand, refinery maintenance, and the introduction of summer-blend gasoline should keep upward pressure on pump prices for the next couple of months.”

“Gas prices generally reach their annual peak by Memorial Day, unless a hurricane or refinery outage threatens supplies. AAA forecasts prices will peak at around $2.75 before summer.”

“Gas prices generally reach their annual peak by Memorial Day, unless a hurricane or refinery outage threatens supplies. AAA forecasts prices will peak at around $2.75 before summer, ” according to Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.

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Florida Regions:

  • Most expensive gas prices: West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.57), Ocala ($2.51), Homosassa Springs ($2.51)
  • Least expensive gas prices: Pensacola ($2.33), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.36), Panama City ($2.38)

Find Local Gas Prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
  • Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.

CURRENT AND PAST PRICE AVERAGES

Regular Unleaded Gasoline

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago 2018 High Record High
National $2.426 $2.425 $2.394 $2.257 $2.532 $2.97 (5/26/2018) $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.477 $2.480 $2.342 $2.284 $2.541 $2.92 (5/25/2018) $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.300 $2.298 $2.280 $2.142 $2.427 $2.84 (5/27/2018) $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

 

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