New 2023 low: More than half of Florida gas stations have fuel prices less than $3 per gallon
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Credit the plummeting price of oil.

Just in time for the holidays, Florida gas prices have fallen to a new 2023 low, according to AAA — The Auto Club Group.

Monday’s average price of less than $3.04 per gallon is about 15 cents less than a week ago. It’s the lowest daily average since late December 2022.

It’s also 37 cents less the price point motorists saw last Thanksgiving ($3.41).

A major contributor to the drop is the plummeting price of crude oil, which fell from $93 a barrel in late September to $72 last week. During that stretch, the state average price per gallon of gas declined 65 cents.

“More than half of Florida gas stations now have gasoline priced below $3 a gallon,” AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins said in a statement. “While there could be some fluctuations in the coming weeks, AAA expects gas prices to remain low through the holidays, unless oil prices suddenly spike.”

The most expensive metropolitan market for Florida drivers and motorcyclists is again the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area, where gas stations are charging $3.28 per gallon on average.

Naples ($3.19) and Tallahassee ($3.17) are the second- and third-most expensive, respectively.

The cheapest fuel is in Pensacola, where the average is $2.88 per gallon, followed by Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.90) and Panama City ($2.98).

More than 3 million Floridians are planning trips of 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period — AAA’s second-highest travel forecast on record for the holiday.

Nationally, more than 55.3 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday.

But according to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand decreased from 9.49 to 8.95 million barrels per day last week — a move contrary to the agency’s typical estimate for early November.

Total domestic gasoline stocks, meanwhile, decreased 0.7% to 215.7 million barrels of crude. AAA said lower gas demand, alongside declining oil prices, drove pump prices down.

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


3 comments

  • Michael K

    November 20, 2023 at 9:40 am

    Thank you, President Biden!

    • eva

      November 20, 2023 at 12:57 pm

      Begin working at home with Google! It’s by a wide margin the best occupation I’ve had. Last Wednesday I got a fresh out of the box new BMW since getting a check for $13474 this – a month past. I started this 8-months prior and promptly was sv02 bringing home at any rate $every hour. I work through this connection, go to tech tab for work detail…………………………… dailyincome41.blogspot.com

  • rick whitaker

    November 20, 2023 at 10:39 am

    why can’t a state like florida be smart enough to elect a good leader like biden, instead of a moron like desantis. well come election day, it will be a chance to redeem yourself by voting for biden. too bad that even if you do the right thing, you’re still stuck with desantis. don’t look at me, i would never vote for a worm like desantis

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