JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Gas prices are setting new records almost daily. Experts are expecting that trend to continue into the summer.
On Monday, Florida’s average was at $4.76 for regular gas. Just last year, the average in Jacksonville was almost $2 cheaper. The national average is $4.87.
Experts are warning drivers there’s a strong possibility that $5 a gallon is going to be the national average soon.
AAA says right now for the typical 15-gallon tank, it costs about $71 to fill it with regular gas in the Sunshine State.
That’s almost $29 more than it cost to fill up a tank at this time last year.
Here are some reminders on ways to save money at the pump:
- Shop around the best gas prices
- Consider paying cash: Some stations charge extra per gallon for those who use a card
- Combine your errands so you can cut down on driving time
Another suggestion is to drive conservatively. Don’t speed or accelerate aggressively because it reduces fuel economy.