Gas prices surge in Florida after weeks of decline at the pumps.
According to the AAA report on Monday, the national average price per gallon rose four cents to $3.80. In Florida – where the state saw the fifth highest increase in the nation since last week – the average went from $3.28 to $3.45 and from $3.39 to $3.61 in Gainesville.
“The oil market, like the stock market, hates negative headlines, no matter how speculative,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “And that is why we see the oil price back over $90 a barrel. More expensive oil usually leads to more expensive gasoline, but the recent Covid-related news from China may stem this increase.”
According to the AAA report, tighter supply and fluctuating oil prices are putting pressure on gasoline prices. If supply remains tight alongside rising oil prices, there can continue to be an increase at the pump. The total gas demand decreased from 8.93 million barrels per day (b/d) to 8.66 million b/d.
Florida has the 13th least expensive average at $3.45 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.28; last year, it was $3.28.
According to gasbuddy.com, here are the lowest prices to fill up in Alachua County:
- $3.33 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville
- $3.35 at Circle K, 16070 Martin Luther King Blvd., Alachua
- $3.35 at Shell, 7015 US-301, Hawthorne
- $3.36 at Circle K, 15089 NW US-441, Alachua
- $3.39 at Love’s Travel Stop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne
- $3.39 at BP, 15295 NE US HWY 301, Waldo
- $3.39 at Raceway, 15330 NW US-301, Waldo
- $3.43 at Shell, 6807 NE US-301, Hawthorne
- $3.49 at BP, 15980 NW US HWY 441, Alachua
- $3.49 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 13th St., Gainesville
The nation’s top 10 largest weekly changes: Indiana (+37 cents), Wisconsin (+31 cents), Michigan (+27 cents), Ohio (+21 cents), Illinois (+17 cents), Florida (+17 cents), Oregon (−13 cents), Kentucky (+12 cents), California (−11 cents) and Delaware (+10 cents).
The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Georgia ($3.12), Texas ($3.17), Mississippi ($3.20), Arkansas ($3.24), Louisiana ($3.26), Tennessee ($3.28), South Carolina ($3.28), Alabama ($3.30), North Carolina ($3.36) and Missouri ($3.36).