Area gas prices drop seven cents


Yet another week with significant drops in pump prices around the nation and the area. 

According to the AAA report on Monday, the national average price per gallon dropped 14 cents to $3.40. In Florida, the average fell 11 cents from $3.38 to $3.27 and from $3.50 to $3.43 in Gainesville. 

“Gas prices are dropping sharply and are only a nickel more per gallon than a year ago,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “But with oil being the main ingredient in gasoline, OPEC+’s move could slow this decline. However, the gas price will likely soon be lower than it was a year ago.” 

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According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand remained steady at 3.2 million barrels per day (b/d). The low gas prices are due to increasing supply and steady gasoline demand throughout the country. 

Florida remains to have the 21st least expensive average at $3.27. A month ago, the average cost was $3.45; last year, it was $3.29. 

According to, here are the lowest prices to fill up in Alachua County:     

  • $2.99 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville.    
  • $3.19 at Circle K, 16070 Martin Luther King Blvd., Alachua.  
  • $3.19 at Circle K, 15089 NW US-441, Alachua.  
  • $3.24 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville.  
  • $3.25 at Exxon, 3960 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville. 
  • $3.25 at Circle K, 3901 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville.  
  • $3.26 at Circle K, 5708 NW 34th St., Gainesville.  
  • $3.29 at Love’s Travel Stop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne.  
  • $3.29 at Pilot, 17276 US-301, Waldo.  
  • $3.29 at Raceway, 16171 Martin Luther King Drive, Alachua. 

Quick Stats  

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: California (−27 cents), Oregon (−26 cents), Nevada (−22 cents), Indiana (−22 cents), Alaska (−21 cents), Washington (−21 cents), Michigan (−19 cents), Arizona (−19 cents), Illinois (−19 cents) and Montana (−19 cents). 

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Texas ($2.78), Oklahoma ($2.86), Arkansas ($2.92), Mississippi ($2.94), Missouri ($2.95), Georgia ($2.95), Louisiana ($2.96), Tennessee ($2.98), Kansas ($2.99) and Wisconsin ($3.01). 

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