Pump prices continue to slide in Florida 

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Florida pump prices decrease for the second straight week.  

The national average for gas lowered six cents to $3.43 per gallon. In Florida, gas fell nine cents from $3.48 to $3.39 and $3.51 to $3.44 in Gainesville.  

“Drivers may have a little more in their wallets as we head toward Valentine’s Day,” AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross said in a statement. “And if gas demand and oil costs remain low, drivers will likely see pump prices drop through next week.” 

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According to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) data, gas demand dropped from 8.49 million barrels per day (b/d) to 8.43 million b/d last week. If gas demand remains low, pump prices will continue to fall.  

Florida has the 16 most expensive average in the U.S. at $3.39 per gallon. A month ago, the average cost was $3.33; last year, it was $3.50.  

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

  • $3.19 at Sam’s Club, 4400 SW 33rd Place, Gainesville.    
  • $3.22 at Murphy Express, 6323 NW 23rd St., Gainesville.   
  • $3.24 at Circle K, 4565 NW 13th St., Gainesville.  
  • $3.26 at Sunoco, 4207 NW 13th St., Gainesville.  
  • $3.28 at The Short Stop, 2610 NE 39th Ave., Gainesville.  
  • $3.29 at Love’s Travel Stop, 5615 SE US-301, Hawthorne.  
  • $3.29 at Circle K, 20 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville. 
  • $3.29 at Circle K, 5237 SW 20th Ave., Gainesville.  
  • $3.29 at Wawa, 4322 SW Archer Road, Gainesville.  

Quick Stats 

Since last Thursday, these 10 states have seen the largest decreases in their averages: Delaware (−15 cents), Ohio (−11 cents), Maryland (−11 cents), Tennessee (−11 cents), Alabama (−10 cents), South Carolina (−10 cents), Wisconsin (−10 cents), Florida (−10 cents), Virginia (−9 cents) and Texas (−9 cents). 

The nation’s top 10 least expensive markets: Texas ($3.03), Mississippi ($3.09), Missouri ($3.10), Kentucky ($3.11), Arkansas ($3.11), Oklahoma ($3.12), South Carolina ($3.13), Tennessee ($3.14), Louisiana ($3.16) and Kansas ($3.16). 

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