Gas prices continue to surge in Florida, while states nationwide saw a decrease at the pump.
According to the AAA weekly report on Monday, the national average price per gallon decreased three cents to $3.88. In Florida, the average went from $3.32 last week to $3.40 and from $3.36 to $3.43 in Gainesville.
Lower gasoline demand contributed to the national average moving downward. If demand and oil prices continue to decrease, drivers can expect to see pump prices slow and come down throughout the week, according to the AAA.
Florida has the eighth least expensive average price at $3.40 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.42; last year, it was $3.17.
According to gasbuddy.com, here are the lowest prices to fill up in Alachua County:
- $3.16 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville
- $3.21 at Texaco, 6850 SE US 301, Hawthorne
- $3.26 at Love’s Travel Shop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne
- $3.28 at Circle K, 16130 NW US HWY 441, Gainesville
- $3.28 at Circle K, 15089 NW US 441, Alachua
- $3.29 at Texaco, 4909 NW 34th Blvd., Gainesville
- $3.29 at CITGO, 18501 NW CR-236, High Springs
- $3.29 at Chevron, 7435 SE US-301, Hawthorne
- $3.33 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville
- $3.35 at Circle K, 45 SW 250th St., Newberry
The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: California (−28 cents), Wisconsin (−23 cents), Oregon (−19 cents), Nevada (−18 cents), Michigan (−16 cents), Washington (−14 cents), Alaska (−12 cents), Indiana (−12 cents), Ohio (−12 cents) and Arizona (−10 cents).
The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Georgia ($3.25), Texas ($3.30), Mississippi ($3.33), South Carolina ($3.37), Arkansas ($3.38), Tennessee ($3.38), Louisiana ($3.40), Florida ($3.40), Alabama ($3.43) and Missouri ($3.46).