DORAL, FL – According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), thanksgiving season is bringing low prices for gas in Florida as drivers are now paying an average price of $2.37 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.
“On average, Florida drivers are now paying the lowest price for gasoline since February,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group – to CBS Miami.
And how much did prices drop? According to AAA, last week gas prices were an average of 3 cents cheaper, and drivers are now paying 43 cents per gallon less than this year’s highest daily price in April.
In addition to this, state drivers are also paying 13 cents less than a month ago and this time last year. AAA says low prices for gas represent savings of nearly $2 on a full tank of gasoline.
But prices in gas are not the same for all Floridians. Those living in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Panama City and Tallahassee won’t be able to save as much, since these are the most expensive metro markets.
For a gallon of regular unleaded gas, people pay $2.50, $2.48 and $2.48 respectively in each location.
On the contrary, residents of Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Orlando and Jacksonville are saving the most money compared to its neighbors, as these are considered the least expensive metro markets.
For a gallon of regular unleaded gas, prices are $2.28, $2.29 and $2.32 respectively in each location.
“Strong gains in fuel supplies and flat crude prices are contributing to the downturn in prices at the pump. Thanksgiving Day gas prices are poised to be the lowest for the holiday in three years, so long as the state average remains below $2.45 per gallon,” confirmed AAA.
This is good news for the nearly 2.9 million Floridians that will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday.
If you want to be up-to-date with the current gasoline price averages in your area, you can check the AAA’s website.