Florida gas prices drop slightly

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

According to Monday’s AAA weekly report, the national average price per gallon decreased nine cents to $3.79. In Florida, the average went from $3.40 to $3.35 and from $3.43 to $3.41 in Gainesville.  

“Global recession fears coupled with the Biden Administration’s plan to continue tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve into December has helped temper oil prices,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “This will help take the pressure off pump prices, benefitting drivers and their wallets.” 

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According to the AAA weekly report on Monday, gas demand increased from 8.28 million barrels per day (b/d) to 8.68 b/d last week. If low demand continues to stay and oil prices don’t spike, then the pump prices will likely decrease. 

Florida has the eighth least expensive average price at $3.35 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.37; last year, it was $3.31. 

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

  • $3.09 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville  
  • $3.25 at Circle K, 16130 NW US Hwy 441, Gainesville  
  • $3.26 at Love’s Travel Stop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne 
  • $3.27 at Circle K, 19531 NW US Hwy 441, High Springs 
  • $3.29 at CITGO, 18501 NW CR-236, High Springs 
  • $3.29 at Pilot, 17276 US-301, Waldo 
  • $3.29 at The Short Stop, 2610 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville 
  • $3.31 at Sunoco, 528 NW 8th Ave., Gainesville 
  • $3.31 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville 
  • $3.35 at Shell, 13820 NW 140th St., Alachua 

Quick Stats  

The nation’s top 10 largest weekly decreases: Alaska (−33 cents), California (−30 cents), Oregon (−26 cents), Washington (−24 cents), Nevada (−20 cents), Indiana (−15 cents), Michigan (−15 cents), Wisconsin (−14 cents), Ohio (−13 cents) and Illinois (−11 cents). 

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Georgia ($3.20), Texas ($3.20), Mississippi ($3.27), Arkansas ($3.30), South Carolina ($3.31), Tennessee ($3.31), Louisiana ($3.34), Florida ($3.35), Alabama ($3.37) and Missouri ($3.40). 

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