Florida gas prices dip slightly

Gainesville Circle K gas station
Gainesville Circle K gas station. (Photo by C.J. Gish)

Gas prices dropped slightly in Florida while several states witnessed large increases at the pump.   

According to Monday’s AAA weekly report, the national average price per gallon rose a nickel to $3.72. In Florida, prices went from $3.40 last week to $3.37 and from $3.46 to $3.44 in Gainesville.  

“Slack demand and lower oil prices should take some pressure off rising gas prices,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “But Hurricane Ian could cause problems, depending on the storm’s track, by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and impacting large coastal refineries.” 

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Even with the demand for gasoline decreasing, the national average price increased due to the limited supply and fluctuating oil prices, according to the AAA. 

Florida has the 15th least expensive average price at $3.37 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.54; last year it was $3.09.  

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

  • $3.23 at Circle K, 16130 NW US Hwy 441, Gainesville  
  • $3.25 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville 
  • $3.27 at Circle K, 5708 NW 34th St., Gainesville  
  • $3.29 at Circle K, 20 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville 
  • $3.33 at Shell, 13820 NW 140th St., Alachua  
  • $3.33 at Raceway, 15330 NW US-301, Waldo  
  • $3.33 at Raceway, 16171 Martin Luther King Drive, Alachua  
  • $3.34 at Love’s Travel Shop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne  
  • $3.34 at Pilot, 17276 US-301, Waldo  
  • $3.35 at Shell, 905 S Main St., High Springs  

Quick Stats 

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly increases: Oregon (+36 cents), Wisconsin (+35 cents), California (+35 cents), Washington (+29 cents), Nevada (+19 cents), Ohio (+17 cents), Michigan (+17 cents), Alaska (+16 cents), Indiana (+16 cents) and Iowa (+16 cents). 

The nation’s top 10 most expensive markets:  California ($5.79), Hawaii ($5.23), Nevada ($5.10), Oregon ($5.00), Washington ($4.92), Alaska ($4.80), Idaho ($4.41), Utah ($4.20), Arizona ($4.10) and Illinois ($3.97). 

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