Florida Pump Prices Set New 2019 High, Motorist Averaged $2.29 per Gallon in February
By AAA // March 5, 2019
prices jumped an average of 14 cents last week
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.”
- 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)
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- Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
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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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