Gas Prices

Florida drivers saw another round of discounts at the pump last week.  The state average declined 4 cents per gallon, for a total discount of 7 cents in the past two weeks.

The average price for gas prices in Florida is $2.13 per gallon, though prices are well below that in many cities. Sunday’s state average is 37 cents less than this time last year. It’s well below this year’s high of $2.56 per gallon (set in January), yet 37 cents more than this year’s lowest daily price of $1.76 per gallon (May). 

"Gas prices have trickled lower since Labor Day weekend, which is traditionally the end of the summer driving season," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Florida drivers may see the state average slip below $2.10 this week. However, there are opposing forces affecting the market. While expectations of lower seasonal demand has helped pressure prices lower, gasoline supplies have also recently dipped, which led to strong gains in wholesale gas prices last week."

US gasoline supplies are 5 percent lower than a month ago. The lower supply levels come as Gulf Coast refineries temporarily shutdown, because of either storm activity or planned seasonal maintenance. Meanwhile, implied gasoline demand has declined 7.5 percent in the past three weeks. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.25), Port St. Lucie ($2.18), Fort Lauderdale ($2.16)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.04), Orlando ($2.09), Jacksonville ($2.10), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($2.10)

Find Florida Gas Prices

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High
National$2.181$2.182$2.195$2.183$2.669$4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida$2.132$2.135$2.169$2.079$2.501$4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia$1.997$1.999$2.022$1.989$2.594$4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

Here are the 10 lowest gas prices in Alachua County, and the lowest in other Alachua towns, according to 

  1. Shell 3831 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.99
  2. Murphy Express 6323 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.99
  3. Gate 3001 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.99
  4. BP 2320 SW Archer Road Gainesville $1.99
  5. Wawa 2305 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.99
  6. Gate 3001 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.99
  7. Sam's Club 4400 SW 33rd Place Gainesville $1.99
  8. Sunoco 4207 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.99
  9. Citgo 809 North Main Street Gainesville $1.99
  10. Circle K 3525 SW 34th Street Gainesville $2.00

Lowest in other Alachua County towns:

  • Alachua: Shell 13820 NW 140th Street $2.07
  • Alachua: Raceway 16171 Martin Luther King Drive $2.07
  • Archer: Shell 12771 SW FL-45 $2.11
  • Hawthorne Shell 7015 US-301 $2.14
  • Hawthorne Chevron 7435 SE US-301 $2.15
  • High Springs: Pure 405 NE 1st Street $2.08
  • High Springs: Sunoco 610 NE 1st Avenue $2.08
  • Melrose: Melrose Food Mart 1647 FL-100 $2.10
  • Micanopy Marathon 106 NE US-441 $2.19
  • Micanopy Sunoco 101 NW US-441 $2.19
  • Newberry: Marathon 24252 West Newberry Road $2.19
  • Newberry BP 45 SW 250th Street $2.19
  • Waldo: Raceway 15330 NW US-301 $2.13
  • Waldo: BP 15295 NE US Highway 301 $2.15

Lowest in other counties:

  • Bradford: Murphy USA 14550 US-301 Starke $2.08
  • Bradford: BP 4105 FL-100 Starke $2.09
  • Clay: BJ's 560 Blanding Boulevard Orange Park $1.94
  • Clay in Keystone Heights - BP SE 63rd Street $2.17
  • Columbia: Stop and Go 2399 Baya Drive Lake City $1.99
  • Columbia: Sunoco 923 SE FL-100 Lake City $1.99
  • Dixie: Citgo 5606 NE CR-349 Old Town $2.18
  • Dixie: Shell 25850 SE US-19 Old Town $2.19
  • Gilchrist: BP 705 North Main Street Trenton $2.12
  • Gilchrist: Chevron 7680 North US-19 Fanning Springs $2.15
  • Lafayette: Jiffy Food Store 203 East Main Street Mayo $2.18
  • Lafayette Jiffy 8083 US-27 Mayo $2.18
  • Levy in Chiefland: Marathon 1025 North Young Boulevard $2.09
  • Levy in Williston: Citgo 524 Noble Avenue $2.07
  • Levy in Bronson: Marathon 135 North Hathaway Avenue $2.18
  • Suwannee: Gate 2940 CR-136 White Springs $2.08
  • Suwannee: Sunoco 7583 US-90 Live Oak $2.09

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