Area gas prices drop slightly 

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This past week marked the highest Thanksgiving national average for pump prices since the AAA gas reports began in 2000.  

According to the AAA report on Monday, the national average price per gallon fell 11 cents to $3.77. In Florida, the average dropped 10 cents from $3.55 to $3.45 and from $3.61 to $3.55 in Gainesville.  

“The national average has fallen sharply since the June peak of nearly $5.02,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “But this Thanksgiving will be about 20 cents higher than a year ago, and a dollar more per gallon than a pre-pandemic 2019. However, we can be thankful that gas prices are moving in the right direction for now.” 

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Increasing supply and fewer drivers fueling up have pushed pump prices lower. As demand remains low and stocks grow, drivers will likely see pump prices dip through Thanksgiving. 

Florida has the 20th least expensive average at $3.45 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.37; last year, it was $3.35.  

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

  • $3.04 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville    
  • $3.38 at Inland, 929 S Main St., Bell.  
  • $3.39 at Circle K, 16070 Martin Luther King Blvd., Alachua. 
  • $3.39 at Circle K, 45 SW 250th St., Newberry. 
  • $3.42 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville. 
  • $3.45 at Love’s Travel Stop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne.  
  • $3.46 at Pure, 405 NE 1st, High Springs  
  • $3.48 at Circle K, 4030 SW 13th St., Gainesville.  

Quick Stats  

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Wisconsin (−23 cents), Michigan (−23 cents), Indiana (−19 cents), California (−18 cents), Ohio (−17 cents), Illinois (−16 cents), Delaware (−16 cents), Oregon (−16 cents), Washington (−13 cents) and Nevada (−13 cents). 

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Texas ($2.99), Georgia ($3.10), Mississippi ($3.12), Arkansas ($3.13), Louisiana ($3.17), Oklahoma ($3.18), Tennessee ($3.20), Alabama ($3.22), South Carolina ($3.22) and Missouri ($3.24). 

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