Area gas prices remain steady 


Florida pump prices have risen since last week, and national prices continue to decrease.  

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

“While the national average has barely budged, there are now about 13 states with some stations selling gas below $3 a gallon,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “More gas stations could follow, which may be a big help with road trip budgeting as Thanksgiving approaches.” 

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According to the AAA report, gas demand increased from 8.66 million barrels per day (b/d) to 9.01 million b/d last week. Fluctuating oil prices have limited cost increases at the pump. 

Florida has the 19th least expensive average at $3.55 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.40; last year, it was $3.26.  

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

  • $3.17 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville   
  • $3.43 at Circle K, 4030 SW 13th St., Gainesville  
  • $3.46 at Circle K, 19531 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs 
  • $3.48 at Love’s Travel Stop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne    
  • $3.49 at Pilot, 17276 US-301, Waldo 
  • $3.49 at The Short Stop, 2610 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville 
  • $3.49 at Shell, 6807 NE US-301, Hawthorne  
  • $3.49 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville 
  • $3.49 at Raceway, 15330 NW US-301, Waldo  
  • $3.49 at Chevron, 1425 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville 

Quick Stats  

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Wisconsin (−25 cents), Michigan (−19 cents), Indiana (−16 cents), Illinois (−15 cents), Ohio (−12 cents), Delaware (−7 cents), Texas (−6 cents), Oklahoma (−6 cents), Kentucky (−5 cents) and Wyoming (−5 cents). 

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Texas ($3.11), Georgia ($3.16), Mississippi ($3.20), Arkansas ($3.23), Louisiana ($3.27), South Carolina ($3.29), Alabama ($3.30), Tennessee ($3.30), Oklahoma ($3.31) and Missouri ($3.33). 

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Comparison: Report the prices per gallon before Biden became Comrade in Chief! Quit making it sound like Americans, and Floridians, should be happy with current prices!