JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida gas prices are still responding to a big drop in the oil market that occurred two weeks ago, so those prices are falling.
The state average declined 9 cents per gallon last week, with retail prices averaging $3.37 per gallon on Monday. That’s 21 cents less than this year’s high and 75 cents less than what drivers paid this time last year.
The cheapest gas in the Jacksonville area is the Gate gas station on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park, according to Gas Buddy. The second cheapest is the Sunoco in Yulee on US-17.
After dropping 17% to a new 2023 low two weeks ago, the U.S. price of oil recouped some of those losses last week, after rising 4%. That could limit how much further gas prices fall. Since it often takes two weeks for retail prices to adjust to movement in the futures market, it’s possible that retail gas prices fall a little further this week, before leveling out or inching higher next week.