Fuel prices stall on renewed COVID-19 concerns

Florida gas prices exceeded $2 a gallon last week, for the first time since March. The state average is now $2.02 per gallon, yet remains 51 cents per gallon less than this time last year. 

Prices in the Gainesville region are at $2.07 per gallon.

“The recent upward momentum in pump prices is beginning to stall amid renewed concerns regarding the coronavirus,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Market-watchers are beginning to worry that elevated cases of Covid-19 in Florida and some other states could result in another drop in gasoline demand. For now, gas prices should hold steady this week with the possibility of a slight decline.”

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The price of U.S. crude oil declined 8 percent last week. Friday’s closing price of $36.26 per barrel is $3.29 per barrel less than the week before. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.12), Gainesville ($2.07), Ocala ($2.04)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($1.97), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($1.99), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($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

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago Record High
National  $2.102 $2.100 $2.022 $1.866 $2.707 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida  $2.018 $2.017 $1.904 $1.765 $2.526 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia  $1.903 $1.899 $1.794 $1.660 $2.483 $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 top 10 lowest prices in Alachua County, according to gasbuddy.com:

  • Sunoco 528 NW 8th Avenue Gainesville $1.95
  • Marathon 1606 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.95
  • Mobil 13475 SW FL-45 Archer $1.97
  • Citgo 18501 NW CR-236 High Springs $1.97
  • Murphy USA 6323 NE 13th Street Gainesville $1.98
  • Chevron 1510 South Main Street Gainesville $1.98
  • Pure 405 NE 1st Street High Springs $1.98
  • Chevron 7500 West Newberry Road Gainesville $1.99
  • Shell 905 South Main Street High Springs $1.99
  • Citgo 1720 South Main Street Gainesville $1.99

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