Florida gas prices plunge to 4-month lows; more discounts expected

 Florida gas prices sank to their lowest level since June. The state average dropped 4 cents last week to an average price of $2.05 per gallon. Gas prices are on a 29-day streak of declines, and It appears that trend will continue this week. 

Crude oil prices are tumbling – dropping 10% last week and another 3% overnight. The market is concerned that global fuel demand will continue to struggle thanks to rising COVID-19 cases both domestic and abroad. 

“Gas prices are declining as Floridians prepare to drive to the polls this Tuesday,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Although drivers in some metro areas are already paying sub-$2 gas prices, the latest round of crude price drops could drag the state average below $2 for the first time since early June. The state average could eventually sink to $1.90 per gallon, unless wholesale gasoline prices recover.”

Florida drivers are paying an average price of $2.05 per gallon. The state average is 41 cents less than this time last year, and 15 cents less than what the price was on the last presidential election in 2016. 

Lowest October Gas Prices in 16 Years

Florida drivers found the lowest gas prices for the month of October in 16 years. The monthly average was $2.13 per gallon, which is 32 cents less than October 2019 and 64 cents less than what drivers paid in October 2018. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.18), Panama City ($2.12), Naples ($2.11)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($1.94), Orlando ($1.98), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($1.99)

Find Florida Gas Prices

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

AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES
(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National $2.131 $2.136 $2.162 $2.191 $2.614 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida $2.046 $2.051 $2.080 $2.181 $2.462 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $1.957 $1.961 $1.985 $2.003 $2.432 $4.16   (9/15/2008)
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

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

  1. Sam’s Club 4400 SW 33rd Place Gainesville $1.84
  2. Murphy Express 6323 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.86
  3. Mobil 5708 NW 34th Street Gainesville $1.87
  4. BP 5310 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.89
  5. The Short Stop 2610 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville $1.92
  6. Marathon 3936 West Newberry Road Gainesville $1.95
  7. Gate 506 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.97
  8. Wawa 2305 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.97
  9. Gate 3001 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.97
  10. Wawa 2373 Old Archer Road Gainesville $1.97

Lowest in other Alachua County towns:

  • Alachua: Marathon 9600 Martin Luther King Blvd. $1.99
  • Alachua: Sunoco 11921 Martin Luther King Boulevard $1.99
  • Archer: Chevron 12210 SW SW Archer Road $2.19
  • Archer: Mobil 13475 SW FL-45 $2.19
  • Hawthorne Love’s 5615 SE US-301 $2.06
  • Hawthorne Shell 7015 US-301 $2.09
  • High Springs: Pure 405 NE 1st Street $2.01
  • High Springs: Sunoco 610 NE 1st Avenue $2.02
  • Melrose: Melrose Food Mart 1647 FL-100 $1.99
  • Micanopy Marathon 106 NE US-441 $2.19
  • Micanopy Sunoco 101 NW US-441 $2.19
  • Newberry Circle K 45 SW 250th Street $2.09
  • Newberry: Marathon 24252 West Newberry Road $2.09
  • Waldo: Raceway 15330 NW US-301 $2.05
  • Waldo: BP 15295 NE US Highway 301 $2.05

Lowest in other counties:

  • Bradford: Murphy USA 14550 US-301 Starke $1.92
  • Bradford: 4105 FL-100 Starke $1.94
  • Clay: BJ’s 560 Blanding Boulevard Orange Park $1.79
  • Clay: Flash Foods 2540 Blanding Blvd. Middleburg $1.84
  • Clay in Keystone Heights: BP SE 63 Street $2.17
  • Columbia: Murphy Express 2659 W US-90 Lake City $1.96
  • Columbia: Inland 2398 SE Baya Drive Lake City $1.96
  • Dixie: Shell 25850 SE US-19 Old Town $2.09
  • Dixie: Texaco 27764 US-19 Fanning Springs $2.15
  • Gilchrist: Marathon 414 West Wade Street Trenton $2.09
  • Gilchrist: Marathon 3970 NE County Road 340 High Springs $2.12
  • Lafayette: Jiffy Food Store 203 East Main Street Mayo $2.08
  • Lafayette Mayo Food Mart 133 West Main Street Mayo $2.09
  • Levy in Chiefland: Murphy Express 2126 North Young Blvd. $1.89
  • Levy in Williston: Sunoco 340 West Noble Avenue $2.02
  • Levy in Bronson: Marathon 135 North Hathaway Avenue $2.18
  • Marion in Ocala: Sam’s Club 3921 SW College Road $1.78
  • Marion in Dunnellon: Marathon 11716 North Williams Street $1.87
  • Marion in Belleview: Seven Days 5501 SE SE Abshier Blvd. $1.89
  • Marion in Summerfield Murphy USA 17840 SE 109th Terr. Road $1.86
  • Marion in Silver Springs Shores Marathon 9433 Maricamp Road $1.87
  • Suwannee: Murphy USA 7000 US-129 Live Oak $1.92
  • Suwannee: Inland 5593 US-27 Branford $1.99
  • Union County: 875 West Main Street Lake Butler $2.01
  • Union County: Sunrise 260 West Main Street Lake Butler $2.01
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