‘Rollercoaster ride continues’: Florida gas prices gradually move lower after 10 cent jump

Gas prices drop (again) after increasing 10 cents last week.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida gas prices are gradually moving lower after rising 10 cents last week.

Florida’s state average rose from $4.01 to $4.11 per gallon. Drivers are now paying an average price of $4.10 per gallon, according to AAA.

“The rollercoaster ride at the pump continues,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “After rising two weeks ago, gas prices should remain tied to the price of oil, which was on its way back down last week. Based on wholesale and gasoline futures trends, gas prices could decline 5-10 cents, unless oil prices rebound again.”

According to the EIA, the price of crude oil accounts for 55% of the price of gasoline. Last week, the U.S. price of oil fell 4 percent. Friday’s closing price of $102.07 per barrel was $4.47/b less than the week before, and $21.63 per barrel less than this year’s high - set in early March.

Fuel Price Overview

  • Sunday’s Florida Avg. - $4.10 per gallon
  • Avg. Cost for a Fill-Up - $61.50
  • 2022 High - $4.38 per gallon (March 11)
  • 2021 High - $3.36 per gallon
  • 2022 U.S. Oil Price High - $123.70 (March 8)
  • 2021 U.S. Oil Price High - $84.65 per barrel

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($4.27), Fort Lauderdale ($4.15), Naples ($4.15)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Pensacola ($3.91), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.93), Panama City ($4.00)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
  • Consider paying cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.
  • Enroll in savings programs. AAA Members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 5 cents per gallon when they fill up at Shell. Click here for more information.

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About the Authors:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.