Florida gas prices dropped 12 cents last week

Posted 4/8/24

Florida gas prices are on a 9-day streak of declines, falling a total of 15 cents.

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Florida gas prices dropped 12 cents last week


TAMPA — AAA April 8 report: Florida gas prices are on a 9-day streak of declines, falling a total of 15 cents. On Sunday, the state average was $3.47 per gallon, down 12 cents from a week ago.

“Pump prices are once again below year-ago levels, but upward pressure has moved back into the market,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “The U.S. price of oil surged to new 2024 highs last week, which could cause gas prices to move higher.”

On Friday, April 5, domestic oil prices settled at $86.91 per barrel. That’s up 4% from the week before, and $3/b more than the previous 2024 high, recorded two weeks earlier.

“OPIS petroleum analysts attribute the oil price gains to demand concerns amid Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas, and Ukrainian drone strikes on Russian oil refineries,” Jenkins continued. “Interestingly enough, similar gains were not seen in the gasoline futures market.”

Visit GasPrices.AAA.com to view state and local average gas prices

Regional Prices

• Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.69), Naples ($3.63), Fort Lauderdale ($3.56)
• Least expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.26), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.33), Pensacola ($3.37)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

• Combine errands to limit driving time.
• Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
• Pay with cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
• Remove excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
• Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

AAA Resources for Drivers

• Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
• Get a tune-up. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair shop.
• Find the lowest gas prices in your area by using the free AAA mobile app.

• Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip by using the AAA’s Gas Cost Calculator.

Find Florida Gas Prices

• Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
• State and metro averages can be found https://gasprices.aaa.com/?state=FL