- Florida drivers got a little good news at the pump last week
- Gas prices in Florida dropped six cents per gallon last week, AAA reports
- The average cost for a full tank of gas is now $50 — $23 less than what drivers paid in mid-June when the state average reached a record-high price of $4.89 per gallon
Florida motorists are seeing some relief at the pump ahead, according to a new report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).
The auto group stated in its weekly report on Monday that the average price for gasoline in the Sunshine State dropped to $3.35 a gallon — down 6 cents from the previous week. The price at the pump is down about two cents from a month ago, but up four cents from a year ago.
AAA estimates it costs $50 to fill up a tank, which is $23 less than what people paid in mid-June when the state average reached a record high of $4.89 per gallon.
Despite the good news, AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins warned that Floridians shouldn’t get too comfortable with the downward trend, as gas prices could increase when the state’s gasoline tax holiday ends on November 1.
“Oil prices dropped 8% two weeks ago, then hung relatively steady last week, enabling pump prices to decline,” said Jenkins. “Drivers should see pump prices drift even lower this week. But a sudden jump at the pump is likely on November 1, when the state’s gasoline tax holiday ends.”
Drivers looking to travel around the state will find the most expensive gas prices in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.51), Gainesville ($3.42), and Naples ($3.42). The lowest prices were reported in Crestview-Fort Walton ($3.16), Pensacola ($3.19), and Panama City ($3.25).
A full breakdown of gas prices across the state can be seen here.