Area gas prices fall again 

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Gas prices in Florida fall 13 cents this week as the national average continues to drop.  

According to the AAA report on Monday, the national average per gallon dropped 14 cents to $3.26 per gallon. In Florida, the average fell 13 cents from $3.27 to $3.14 and from $3.43 to $3.30 in Gainesville.  

“The seasonal pattern of less driving due to shorter days and crummy weather, combined with a lower oil cost, is driving gas prices lower,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “If this trend continues, many states could see their average prices fall below $3 a gallon by early next year.” 

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According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand remains low at 8.36 million barrels per day (b/d) last week. Today’s national average of $3.26 is 52 cents less than a month ago.  

Florida has the 24th least expensive average at $3.14. A month ago, the average cost was $3.56; last year, it was $3.26.  

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

  • $2.98 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville.    
  • $3.06 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville.   
  • $3.09 at The Short Stop, 2610 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville 
  • $3.09 at Circle K, 4030 SW 13th St. Gainesville 
  • $3.09 at Circle K, 5237 SW 20th Ave., Gainesville 
  • $3.10 at Sunoco, 528 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville.  
  • $3.11 at Sunoco, 4207 NW 13th St., Gainesville.  
  • $3.15 at Circle K, 16070 Martin Luther King Blvd., Alachua.  
  • $3.16 at Circle K, 5708 NW 34th St., Gainesville.  
  • $3.19 at Exxon, 3960 SW Archer Road., Gainesville. 

 
Quick Stats  

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Montana (−26 cents), California (−25 cents), Alaska (−24 cents), Nevada (−21 cents), Oregon (−21 cents), Washington (−21 cents), Michigan (−21 cents), Arizona (−20 cents), Wyoming (−20 cents) and Indiana (−19 cents). 
 

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Texas ($2.69), Oklahoma ($2.70), Arkansas ($2.79), Missouri ($2.81), Louisiana ($2.84), Mississippi ($2.84), Tennessee ($2.84), Wisconsin ($2.85), Georgia ($2.87) and Kansas ($2.89). 

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