AAA: Florida gas prices cost 8 cents higher than last week

Posted 1/8/24

Florida gas prices averaged $3.16 per gallon on Sunday.

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AAA: Florida gas prices cost 8 cents higher than last week


TAMPA — Florida gas prices averaged $3.16 per gallon on Sunday, Jan. 7. The state average is eight cents more than a week ago, yet only two cents more than what drivers paid on Christmas Day. Sunday’s state average is also lower than what drivers paid a year ago, when drivers paid $3.30 per gallon.

“Florida drivers have seen some volatility in prices at the pump in recent weeks and that trend could continue in the coming weeks,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline supplies are strong right now, due to strong refinery activity and seasonally low demand. That would normally help keep gas prices low, but oil prices remain propped up by concerns over the possibility of widening conflict in the Middle East.”

Crude oil prices - which influence more than half the price of gasoline - closed at $73.81 per barrel. That’s nearly $2/b (3%) more than the week before.

Visit to view state and local average gas prices

Regional Prices
• Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.32), Naples ($3.20), Homosassa Springs ($3.20)
• Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.82), Panama City ($2.83), Pensacola ($2.89)

Ways to Save on Gasoline
• Combine errands to limit driving time.

• Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
• Pay with cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
• Remove excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
• Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

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 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.

Find Florida Gas Prices
• Daily gas price averages can be found at
• State and metro averages can be found here

AAA Gas Price Averages

Click here to view current gasoline price averages

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