Florida gas prices drop as the state Gas Tax Holiday begins

Florida Gas Tax holiday began Oct. 1

Going down? Florida gas prices drop

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida drivers are seeing a big drop in prices at the pump with the state average at $3.22 per gallon — the lowest since January.

It comes after the state gas tax holiday went into effect over the weekend.

Florida’s Motor Fuel Tax Relief Act of 2022 suspends the state’s 25 cent tax on each gallon of gas through the rest of October.

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The state has already seen a two-digit price drop since it began. Georgia drivers are seeing even lower prices at $3.17. The national average is $3.79.

“This gas tax builds on the previous downward pressure on pump prices, stemming from global recession concerns and underwhelming fuel demand,” said Mark Jenkins spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Prices are now beginning to dip below $3 a gallon at various gas stations in the state. While everyone might not be so lucky to see sub-$3 gasoline, all Floridians should expect a sizeable discount this week.”

The one-month Fuel Tax Holiday runs from Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2022.

Florida gas prices drop as the state Gas Tax Holiday begins

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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 communication degree.