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Florida gas prices hit lowest mark since February

Florida well below the national average.

Prices at the pump are the lowest since last winter.

AAA – The Auto Club Group reported Monday that after 17 straight days of decline, gas prices were the lowest since last February.

“On average, Florida drivers are now paying the lowest price for gasoline since February,” said spokesman Mark Jenkins.

“Strong gains in fuel supplies and flat crude prices are contributing to the downturn in prices at the pump. Drivers are now paying 43 cents per gallon less than this year’s highest daily price – set back in April,” Jenkins adds.

“Thanksgiving Day gas prices are poised to be the lowest for the holiday in three years,” he concludes, “so long as the state average remains below $2.45 per gallon.”

The current average price: $2.37 per gallon.

Florida drivers are paying the 13th lowest prices in the United States, though there is some regional variance  from that average.

The lowest prices can be found in Tampa/St. Petersburg, where gas is just $2.28 a gallon. Orlando petrol runs, on average, a cent a gallon more.

West Palm Beach, at $2.50 a gallon. is the most expensive market in the state. Panama City and Tallahassee, with $2.48 gallons, are not much better.

But all major markets in the state are well below the national average: $2.60 a gallon.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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