Florida gas prices drop; cheapest July in 16 years and could slip lower this week

Florida gas prices slipped lower last week. The state average has declined a total of 3 cents in the past 11 days. 

“Fuel market watchers remain concerned about the overall impact that elevated cases of COVID-19 could have on future fuel demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “As a result, wholesale gasoline prices dropped nearly 10 cents last week. This could allow retail pump prices to slip even lower in the coming days.”

Florida gas prices reached a summertime high of $2.11 per gallon on Independence Day. Since that time, gas prices have mostly faced downward pressure. 

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The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Florida is now $2.08. That’s 2 cents per gallon less than a week ago, and 61 cents less than this time last year. 

In the Gainesville region, the average price of a gallon of gas is $2.15

This is shaping up to be the cheapest July at the pump since 2004. So far this month, Florida gas prices have averaged $2.10 per gallon. That’s 13 cents per gallon more than the monthly average price in June 2020, and 29 cents per gallon more than the monthly average in May. Pump prices are higher than recent months, as Floridians returned to the road for the summer. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.19), Tallahassee ($2.15), Gainesville ($2.15), Port St. Lucie ($2.12)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($2.02), Orlando ($2.04), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($2.04), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.04)

Find Florida Gas Prices

  • Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com 
  • State and metro averages can be found here

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.195 $2.196 $2.198 $2.117 $2.784 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.081 $2.084 $2.102 $2.021 $2.688 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $2.012 $2.013 $1.999 $1.916 $2.668 $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Here are the 10 lowest gas prices in Alachua County, according to gasbuddy.com: 

  1. Sam’s Club 4400 SW 33rd Place Gainesville $1.95
  2. Murphy Express 6323 NW 13th Street Gainesville $2.01
  3. Sunoco 4207 NW 13th Street Gainesville $2.04
  4. Pure 405 NE 1st High Springs $2.04
  5. The Short Stop 2610 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville $2.05
  6. Marathon 3936 West Newberry Road Gainesville $2.05
  7. Circle K 5237 SW 20th Avenue Gainesville $2.05
  8. Citgo 18501 NW CR-236 High Springs $2.05
  9. Circle K 3525 SW 34th Street Gainesville $2.05
  10. BP 2320 SW Archer Road Gainesville $2.05

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