As of Tuesday the state average for a gallon of gas was $3.01, the most expensive daily average price since October 2014. Our area is on the lower end when compared to the rest of the state.
On average, Florida drivers are now paying 7 cents per gallon more than a week ago. The state average is now 90 cents more than this time last year, when prices plummeted due to low demand because of the pandemic.
The most expensive markets in the state are Panama City ($3.13), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.12) and Tallahassee ($3.05). The least expensive markets are Fort Myers-Cape Coral ($2.97), Punta Gorda ($2.98), Jacksonville ($2.98)
“Florida drivers continue to feel the effects of rising crude oil prices, which have made it more expensive to produce gasoline,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Oil prices have surged nearly 60% this year, as global fuel demand outpaces the recovery in supplies. Unfortunately, these pump prices will likely hang around through the summer, unless fundamentals change. Tropical Storm Elsa is not expected to impact prices at the pump.”