AAA: Florida’s average gas cost drops 14 cents to $4.68

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Florida – Monday, June 27, 2022: The average cost of regular unleaded in Florida has fallen again over the past week, falling to $4.68 a gallon on Sunday.

The state average has fallen 14 cents since last week, and in the past two weeks the average has fallen 21 cents since setting a record high of $4.89 on June 13.

“Gasoline prices are moving in a favorable direction as millions of Americans prepare to embark on an Independence Day road trip,” said AAA Florida spokesman Mark Jenkins. “Despite recent declines, gasoline prices are still likely to be the highest for this holiday in history.”

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Find gas prices in Florida
• Daily gas price averages can be viewed at: Gasprices.aaa.com
• State and Metro averages can be found here

Florida Regional Awards
• The most expensive metropolitan markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($4.86), Gainesville ($4.77), Naples ($4.77)
• Cheapest metropolitan markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($4.50), Pensacola ($4.55), Panama City ($4.57)

Crude oil:
The rebate to the pump is due to a recent drop in crude oil and gasoline futures prices, which are largely driven by concerns about the economy, following the Fed’s interest rate hike. . The US price of oil has fallen a total of 11% over the past two weeks.

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Independence Day Travel Forecast:
AAA predicts road trips will set new records this Independence Day, with 151,000 more road trippers than last year. More than 42 million Americans are expected to drive 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend. More than 2.3 million of them will be Floridians.

It will cost about $25 more to fill the family vehicle’s gas tank this year. On Sunday, the state’s average price for regular unleaded was $4.68 a gallon. That works out to $70 for a full 15 gallon tank. Vacationers paid $3.01 per gallon on July 4, 2021; and $2.68 per gallon on July 4, 2019.

Click here to see the Independence Day travel forecast for Florida.

Drivers should expect busy roads over the holiday weekend, especially on Thursday and Friday afternoons, as commuters leave work early and mix with vacationers. Drivers of major US subways could experience double the commute time compared to a normal commute. AAA advises road travelers to leave early and identify alternate routes in case you encounter traffic jams.

AAA also urges drivers to ensure their vehicle is ready for travel. AAA expects to receive 446,000 roadside assistance calls over the holiday weekend. Getting a full vehicle inspection could help make sure you’re not one of them. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified mechanic.

Ways to save on gas

• Combine trips to limit driving time.
• Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
• Pay in cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers paying with a credit card.
• Remove excess weight from your vehicle. Every 100 pounds removed from the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2%.
• Drive safely. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.

AAA Resources for Pilots

• Join savings programs. AAA members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill-up and 5 cents per gallon on each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
• Get a focus. Make sure your vehicle is well maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair facility.
• Find the lowest gas prices in your area using the free AAA mobile app.
• Determine the expected fuel costs for your trip using the AAA’s Gas Cost Calculator.

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