AAA: After Gas Prices Surge 26 Cents Over Past Two Weeks, Prices Set to Decline by Five Cents
By Space Coast Daily // July 9, 2019
price of crude declined nearly $2 a barrel last week
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida gas prices are drifting lower after surging 15 cents last week. Florida drivers are now paying an average of $2.67 per gallon at the pump.
“Florida drivers should get some relief at the pump this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
“After U.S.-Iran tensions led to higher fuel prices a couple of weeks ago, growing doubts of a US-China trade agreement is leading them lower. The state average is poised for a five-cent decline this week, and even lower if crude suffers additional drops.”
The price of crude declined nearly $2 per barrel last week, after rising more than $7 per barrel the week before.
Oil is now $15 per barrel less than this time last year, which is helping to keep pump prices at a discount.
The state average of $2.67 per gallon is 14 cents more than a week ago, and 6 cents more than last month ago. However, Florida drivers are still paying 5 cents per gallon less than this time last year.
The state average remains 13 cents per gallon less than the highest daily average price of 2019.
So far, summertime gas prices have averaged $2.56 per gallon since Memorial Day. The state average on Independence Day was $2.68 per gallon – 2.5 cents less than last year’s holiday.
- Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.72), Sebring ($2.71), Homosassa Springs ($2.71)
- Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.62), Punta Gorda ($2.64), Miami ($2.65)
Find Florida Gas Prices
- Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
- State and metro averages can be found here
|AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES
(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)
|Sunday||Saturday||Week Ago||Month Ago||One Year Ago||2019 High
|2018 High||Record High|
|National||$2.755||$2.757||$2.716||$2.771||$2.864||$2.895||$2.97 (5/26/2018)||$4.11 (7/17/2008)|
|Florida||$2.670||$2.675||$2.533||$2.608||$2.720||$2.795||$2.92 (5/25/2018)||$4.08 (7/17/2008)|
|Georgia||$2.603||$2.601||$2.538||$2.543||$2.720||$2.735||$2.84 (5/27/2018)||$4.16 (9/15/2008)|
|Click here to view current gasoline price averages|
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