AAA: Independence Day Gas Prices Were Lowest in 16 Years, Brevard Drivers Paying $2.10
By Space Coast Daily // July 8, 2020
Florida gas prices reach 15-week highs
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Although Florida gas prices increased last week, drivers found the lowest prices at the pump for Independence Day since 2004.
“Gas prices remain very low for this time of year, due to the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on supply and demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
“Retailers raised gas prices last week, in anticipation of strong demand for the Independence Day holiday weekend.”
Florida gas prices increased by 8 cents last week. The state average of $2.11 per gallon is the highest price since March 19.
Despite the recent increase, drivers are saving an average of 57 cents per gallon compared to this time last year.
Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.20), Port St. Lucie ($2.13), Homosassa Springs ($2.13)
Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($2.07), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.08), Punta Gorda ($2.08)
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