Lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in state since 2008

Floridians who took a holiday road trip last week found the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in 12 years. Florida gas prices averaged $2.03 per gallon on Thanksgiving Day. That was 40 cents less than the year before and the lowest since 2008, when pump prices averaged $1.91 per gallon.

“Floridians may see gas prices inch up a few pennies this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Last week, vaccine optimism sent crude oil to its highest price since early March, before COVID-related lockdowns were imposed across the country. Wholesale gasoline prices also increased as a result. A state average price of $2.08 per gallon is possible, unless fundamentals shift this week.”

The price for WTI crude oil increased 8 percent last week. Friday’s daily settlement of $45.53 per barrel was $3.38 more than the Friday before. An increase of that magnitude can sometimes trigger to an 8 cent increase at the pump. 

Florida gas prices have held steady at $2.03 per gallon for the past week. The state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, and 41 cents less than this time last year. 

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.18), Gainesville ($2.12), Sebastian-Vero Beach ($2.12)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Punta Gorda ($1.94), Jacksonville ($1.96), Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($1.98)

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

  1. BP 5310 NW 13th Street Gainesville $1.89
  2. Texaco 6850 SE US-301 Hawthorne $1.96
  3. Shell 7015 US-301 Hawthorne $$1.97
  4. Love’s 5615 SE US-301 Hawthorne $1.98
  5. Sam’s Club 4400 SW 33rd Place Gainesville $1.98
  6. Shell 6807 NE US 301 Hawthorne $1.99
  7. Raceway 15330 NW US-301 Waldo $1.99
  8. Sam’s Club 4400 SW 33rd Place Gainesville $1.98
  9. Sunoco 610 NE 1st Avenue High Springs $1.99
  10. Marathon 3936 West Newberry Rd. Gainesville $1.94

Lowest gas prices in Alachua County towns:

  • Alachua: Shell 13820 NW 140th Street $2.09
  • Alachua: Mobil 14411 Martin Luther King Blvd. $2.09
  • Archer: Shell 12771 SW FL-45 $2.18
  • Archer: Mobil 13475 SW FL-45 $2.18
  • Hawthorne Texaco 6850 SE US 301 $1.96
  • Hawthorne Shell 7015 US-301 $1.97
  • High Springs: Sunoco 610 NE 1st Avenue $1.99
  • High Springs: Pure 405 NE 1st Street $2.08
  • Melrose: Shell 2652 FL-21 $2.04
  • Melrose Melrose Food Mart 1647 FL-100 $2.17
  • Micanopy Marathon 106 NE US-441 $2.17
  • Micanopy Sunoco 101 NW US-441 $2.17
  • Newberry: Marathon 24252 West Newberry Road $2.19
  • Newberry Circle K 45 SW 250th Street $2.19
  • Waldo: Raceway 15330 NW US-301 $1.99
  • Waldo: BP 15295 NE US Hwy 301 $2.09

Lowest in other counties:

  • Bradford: Murphy USA 14550 US 301 South Starke $1.98
  • Bradford: Sunoco 5754 CR-18 Hampton $1.99
  • Clay: BJ’s 560 Blanding Boulevard Orange Park $1.85
  • Clay: Union 76 200 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park $1.89
  • Clay in Keystone Heights: Shell 8090 FL-100 $2.04
  • Columbia Marathon 3242 S US-441 Lake City $1.79
  • Columbia: Inland 2398 SE Baya Drive Lake City $1.89
  • Dixie: Shell 25850 SE US-19 Old Town $2.07
  • Dixie: Sunoco 10252 NE CR-349 Old Town $2.07
  • Gilchrist: Inland 929 South Main Street Bell $1.93
  • 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. $1.97
  • Levy in Williston: Citgo 524 West Noble Avenue $2.06
  • Levy in Bronson: Marathon 135 North Hathaway Avenue $2.18
  • Marion in Ocala: Murphy USA 9558 SW FL-200 $1.89
  • Marion in Dunnellon: Sunoco 10211 S US-41 $1.86
  • Marion in Belleview: Quick King 13491 SE CR-484 $1.97
  • Marion in Summerfield Murphy USA 17840 SE 109th Terr. Road $1.85
  • Marion in Silver Springs Shores Marathon 9433 SE Maricamp Rd. $1.93
  • Suwannee: Murphy USA 7000 US-129 Live Oak $1.96
  • Suwannee: Chevron 6647 US-129 Live Oak $2.01
  • Union County: Mobil 13138 Main Street Raiford $2.09
  • Union County: Exxon 1200 East Main Street Lake Butler $2.09
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