TAMPA — Florida gas prices increased last week, as anticipated. the state average on Sunday, Sept. 19 of $3.69 per gallon is 8 cents more than the week before.
“Global fuel supplies continue to tighten, putting upward pressure on oil prices and subsequently, the price of gasoline,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group.
OPEC oil production cuts have caused crude oil prices to strengthen through the past month. On Friday, the U.S. price of oil closed at $90.77 per barrel. That was the highest daily price of 2023, and the most expensive since early November 2022.
Sunday’s state average remains 16 cents below this year’s high of $3.85 per gallon. On average, Florida drivers are currently paying $55 to fill an average-sized tank of gas. That’s nearly $3 less than when gas prices were at their 2023 peak.
• Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca • Raton ($3.84), Naples ($3.74), Gainesville ($3.72)
• Least expensive metro markets – Panama City ($3.49), Pensacola ($3.51), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.51)
Ways to Save on Gasoline
• Combine errands to limit driving time.
AAA Resources for Drivers
• Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
• Get a tune-up. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair shop.
• Find the lowest gas prices in your area by using the free AAA mobile app.
• Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip by using the AAA’s Gas Cost Calculator.
AAA Gas Price Averages
Click here to view current gasoline price averages