Gas prices see slight dip in Gainesville area

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A week after the Gainesville area saw a 2024 record high at the pump, gas prices dropped 10 cents per gallon.

According to Thursday’s weekly AAA gas report, prices fell from $3.67 last week to $3.57. Statewide, the cost went down 16 cents from $3.64 to $3.48. Nationally, the price dipped only two cents from $3.67 to $3.65.

“Domestic gas demand is pretty pokey at the moment, which is often the case in the runup to Memorial Day and the traditional start of summer driving season,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson in the press release. “The recent national average price of $3.67 could be the peak until hurricane season is well underway. But as always, the wildcard will be the cost of oil, so stay tuned.” 

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The latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed gas demand fell from 8.66 to 8.42 million barrels per day (b/d) last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by .6 million barrels of crude oil (bbl) to 226.7 million bbl. Lower demand and a drop in oil prices could push pump prices lower. 

Thursday’s national average of $3.65 is 12 cents more than last month’s $3.53. Last year, the price was at $3.65.

Florida is the 23rd least expensive state in price per gallon at $3.48. Last month, gas was $3.49 per gallon and last year it was $3.70 statewide.  

In the Gainesville area, last month’s price was $3.55 per gallon, and last year it was $3.72.

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

  • $3.36 at Murphy’s Express, 6323 NW 23rd St., Gainesville
  • $3.36 at Sam’s Club, 4001 SW 30th Place, Gainesville
  • $3.36 at Sunoco, 5310 NW 13th St., Gainesville
  • $3.37 at Circle K, 5708 NW 34th St., Gainesville
  • $3.38 at Circle K, 4565 NW 13th St., Gainesville
  • $3.38 at Marathon, 9600 Martin Luther Hwy, Gainesville
  • $3.39 at BP, 15295 NE US Highway 301, Waldo
  • $3.39 at Sunoco, 4207 NW 13th St., Gainesville
  • $3.39 at Raceway, 15330 NW US 301, Waldo
  • $3.39 at Circle K, 15089 NW US 441, Alachua


Quick Stats

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Mississippi ($3.09), Colorado ($3.13), Louisiana ($3.15), Oklahoma ($3.16), Arkansas ($3.21), New Mexico ($3.23), Kansas ($3.23), Alabama ($3.25), Texas ($3.25), and Tennessee ($3.27).  

The nation’s top 10 most expensive markets: California ($5.40), Hawaii ($4.80), Washington ($4.65), Nevada ($4.59), Oregon ($4.43), Alaska ($4.37), Arizona ($4.09), Utah ($3.97), Idaho ($3.93), and Illinois ($3.91). 

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