Florida gas prices decline and the trend will continue this week

DORAL, FL – Florida gas prices are on the low with Sunday marking the 15th consecutive day of a price decline, according to the American Automobile Association.

Prices at the pump will continue dropping even more across a state where, over the past two weeks, the average price of a gallon fell seven cents.

“Pump prices should tick even lower this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group, as reported by CBS Miami.

“Many Florida drivers began to see lower prices over the weekend. Considering the current level of wholesale prices, it’s likely the state average will sink to around $2.05 per gallon in the near future,” added the source. 

On Sunday, the average gallon of gas in the state cost $2.13, down from $2.16 at the beginning of last week, and just below the national average of $2.17 a gallon, said the Florida Daily. 

But the trend of Florida gas prices began earlier this month when prices averaged around $2.20 per gallon. The state average is almost 4 cents less than a week ago, and 36 cents less than this time last year.

Regarding the most and least expensive markets within the region, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton and Ocala are taking the lead as far as the most expensive ones with an average of $2.25 a gallon and $2.17 respectively. They are followed by Homosassa Springs that has an average of $2.16 a gallon.

On the opposite side, Punta Gorda had the least expensive gas in the state with an average of $2.01 a gallon, followed by Jacksonville and the Fort Myers-Cape Coral areas which both had an average of $2.08 a gallon.

In Miami-Dade, gas prices for today, October 19, are $2.13 a gallon, less expensive than in Broward that has an average of $2.14 a gallon, Monroe that is averaging $2.25 per gallon and of Palm Beach which marks an average of $2.24 a gallon. 

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