Gas prices rise on vaccine and stimulus optimism

Florida gas prices increased last week, as was forecast in last week’s AAA Gas Price Brief. The state average is now nearly 13 cents more than a week ago. 

“Gas prices are on the rise due to growing optimism that the US could pass a stimulus package, and about how a COVID-19 vaccine could eventually help improve global fuel demand in 2021,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices appear to be leveling out for now, but will seek direction from the fuel market this week.”

Oil prices remain the primary driver for prices at the pump. The price of crude reached a new 9-month high on Friday, settling at $46.26 per barrel. The price of US crude is now nearly 25% more than a month ago. 

Florida drivers are now paying the highest prices at the pump since early October. The state average of $2.16 per gallon is 13 cents more than a week ago, yet 38 cents per gallon less than this time last year. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.27), Port St. Lucie ($2.18), Ocala ($2.18)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Tallahassee ($2.08), Punta Gorda ($2.09), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.12)

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 $2.161 $2.161 $2.128 $2.119 $2.589 $4.11   (7/17/2008)
Florida  $2.155  $2.156 $2.032 $2.017 $2.537 $4.08   (7/17/2008)
Georgia $1.997 $1.997 $1.961 $1.930 $2.431 $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. Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com

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

  1. Murphy Express 6323 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.89
  2. BP 5310 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.89
  3. Shell 7015 US-301 Hawthorne $$1.95
  4. Texaco 6850 SE US-301 Hawthorne $1.96
  5. Sam’s Club 4400 SW 33rd Place Gainesville $1.97
  6. The Short Stop 2610 NE 39th Avenue Gainesville $1.98
  7. Chevron 7435 SE US-301 Hawthorne $1.99
  8. Sunoco 4207 NW 13th Street Gainesville $2.03
  9. Pure 405 NE 1st High Springs $2.07
  10. Mobil 5708 NW 34th Street Gainesville $2.07

Lowest gas prices in Alachua County towns:

  • Alachua: Shell 13820 NW 140th Street $2.09
  • Alachua: Raceway 16171 Martin Luther King Blvd $2.09
  • Archer: Shell 12771 SW FL-45 $2.18
  • Archer: Mobil 13475 SW FL-45 $2.19
  • Hawthorne Texaco 6850 SE US 301 $1.96
  • Hawthorne Shell 7015 US-301 $1.97
  • High Springs: Pure 405 NE 1st Street $2.07
  • High Springs: Sunoco 610 NE 1st Avenue $2.08
  • Melrose Melrose Food Mart 1647 FL-100 $2.05
  • Melrose: Shell 400 FL-26 $2.12
  • Micanopy Marathon 106 NE US-441 $2.17
  • Micanopy Sunoco 101 NW US-441 $2.17
  • Newberry: Marathon 24252 West Newberry Road $2.17
  • Newberry Circle K 45 SW 250th Street $2.17
  • Waldo: Raceway 15330 NW US-301 $2.11
  • Waldo: BP 15295 NE US Hwy 301 $2.12

Lowest in other counties:

  • Bradford: Murphy USA 14550 US 301 South Starke $2.09
  • Bradford: Sunoco 5754 CR-18 Hampton $2.09
  • Clay: BJ’s 560 Blanding Boulevard Orange Park $1.93
  • Clay: Flash Foods 2540 Blanding Blvd. Middleburg $1.97
  • Clay in Keystone Heights: BP SE 63rd Street $2.17
  • Columbia: Inland 2398 SE Baya Drive Lake City $1.95
  • Columbia: Murphy Express 2659 West US-90 Lake City $1.95 
  • Dixie: Marathon 16194 SE US-19 Cross City $2.08
  • Dixie: Sunoco 10252 NE CR-349 Old Town $2.08
  • Gilchrist: Inland 929 South Main Street Bell $1.97
  • Gilchrist: Marathon 414 West Wade Street Trenton $2.07
  • Lafayette: Jiffy Food Store 203 East Main Street Mayo $2.08
  • Lafayette: Exxon 391 East Main Street Mayo $2.08
  • Levy in Chiefland: Murphy Express 2126 North Young Blvd. $1.96
  • Levy in Williston: Sunoco 340 West Noble Avenue $2.09
  • Levy in Bronson: Marathon 135 North Hathaway Avenue $2.18
  • Marion in Ocala: Sam’s Club 3921 SW College Road $1.97
  • Marion in Dunnellon: Mobil 11946 North Williams Street $2.04
  • Marion in Belleview: Shell 5198 SE Abshier Blvd. $2.12
  • Marion in Summerfield Murphy USA 17840 SE 109th Terr. Road $2.05
  • Marion in Silver Springs Shores Marathon 9433 SE Maricamp Rd. $2.10
  • Suwannee: BP 6886 Suwannee Plaza Lane Live Oak $1.98
  • Suwannee: Murphy USA 7000 CR-136 White Springs $2.04
  • Union County: Sunrise 260 West Main Street Lake Butler $2.12
  • Union County: Marathon 4793 FL-121 Worthington Springs $2.15
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