Florida gas prices fall to new 2023 low

Roughly 35% of Florida gas stations now have fuel below $3 a gallon.

The cost of a gallon of gas in Florida is below $3 for the first time in 2023, new figures from AAA — The Auto Club Group show.

On Monday, the average price per gallon of gas was $2.99. That’s 15 cents cheaper than last week’s price and 6 cents less than the prior 2023 low in late November.

“Oil and gasoline futures prices plummeted last week, after a weekly fuel report showed strong refinery activity, leading to big gains in gasoline supplies,” AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins said in a statement.

“About 35% of Florida gas stations now have fuel below $3 a gallon. Nearly 10% of retailers have prices in the low $2.70s. While prices could bounce around in the coming weeks, drivers should expect pump prices to remain low through the holidays unless oil prices suddenly spike.”

The Sunshine State isn’t alone in enjoying better deals at the pump. Twenty-two other states have gas prices of $2.99 or less, according to Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

“For the 12th straight week, or three straight months, the national average has continued to decline, now at its lowest level of 2023 heading into the prime of the holiday season as oil prices continue to struggle amidst cooling demands,” he said in a statement.

“(Nearly) 80,000 gas stations in the U.S. now (are) priced below $3, (and that) trend is likely to continue in most states this week, while the national average could soon fall below $3.05 per gallon, the lowest since 2021.”

Nationally, the average sat at $3.15 per gallon Monday. Gas prices in states like California ($4.71), Hawaii ($4.70) and Washington ($4.28) are pulling that average up.

The cheapest gas in Florida can be found in the Crestview-Fort Walton Beach area, where motorists are paying $2.82 per gallon on average. The area with the most expensive fuel, according to AAA, is the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton market, where drivers and motorcyclists are shelling out an average $3.19 per gallon.

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.


  • Earl Pitts "The Ronald's Un-Official Campaign Manager" American

    December 11, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Good Morn ‘Ting America,
    Ron’s wise stewardship and expert management of “The Great State of Florida’s gas prices” is the straw that broke “The DNC’s Back”.
    The American public will be fighting to get to their respectave polling places and cast their votes for Ron.
    This sage wisdom has been brought to you courtsey of Earl Pitts American

    • rick whitaker

      December 11, 2023 at 5:22 pm


  • Impeach Biden

    December 11, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Dear Jesse Scheckner,

    Could you please post the cost of a dollar of gas back in Jan 2021? I have pictures. 🤣

    • PeterH

      December 11, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      Supply and demand is something Republicans simply fail to understand! Two simultaneous actions occurred in 2021. COVID limited automobile travel in the USA and Trump feeling sorry for Americans paying $2.50 a gallon for gasoline began a systematic emptying of our oil reserves to further lower prices. Trump promised to replace the reserve oil he needlessly used…… but Republicans in Congress blocked the replenishment because they saw Trump spending money like a child in a candy store.

      • rick whitaker

        December 11, 2023 at 12:51 pm

        peterH, you explained it well. certain types of people twist the facts to fit their agenda. you straightened out that twisted comment with facts, thanks

  • Michael K

    December 11, 2023 at 11:28 am

    Thank you, President Biden!

    Of course, no US President controls the price of oil and gas – the market drives that, based on supply and demand. But if people criticize the president when prices are high, he or she deserves credit when prices drop. So thanks to our president!

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