AAA — Gasoline prices in Florida fell over Independence Day weekend, even as a record number of Americans were set to take a road trip. (Actual vacation traveler totals for this year won’t be released until the 2023 vacation forecast.)
The average gasoline price in Brevard was $4.32 and in Florida $4.54 a gallon last week. The state average is down nearly 10 cents since last week and has fallen 35 cents overall over the past three weeks.
“Gasoline prices are being dragged lower by falling crude oil prices, which suffered heavy losses on Tuesday amid fears the U.S. economy is heading into a recession,” said Mark Jenkins, Spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group.
“If these forward price declines continue, drivers could see Florida gasoline prices fall back below $4.10 per gallon. However, this is still an extremely volatile fuel market, and we have seen oil prices rebound so many times over the past few months.
On Tuesday, the price of U.S. crude oil fell, falling below $100 a barrel for the first time in eight weeks. Tuesday’s closing price at $99.50 a barrel is nearly $9 (16%) lower than the previous week, and the lowest daily settlement since April 25, 2022.
Over the holiday weekend, drivers found the most expensive Independence Day gas prices on record. The average price on July 4 was $4.55 per gallon. That’s $1.54 per gallon more than last year’s holiday, and 49 cents per gallon more than the previous record high of $4.06 per gallon – set back July 4, 2008.
■ Most expensive metropolitan markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($4.72), Naples ($4.64), Miami ($4.63)
■ Cheapest metropolitan markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($4.38), Panama City ($4.43), Melbourne-Titusville ($4.44)
|Gas price overview||Oil price overview|
|Avg. Tuesday Price – $4.54 per gallon
Cost for a full tank – $68 (15 gallons)
2022 High – $4.89 per gallon (6/13/22)
2021 High – $3.36 per gallon (November 2021)
High record – $4.89 per gallon
|Friday U.S. Oil Prices – $99.50 per barrel
Closing price of the previous week – $108.43 per barrel
2022 High – $123.70 (March 8, 2022)
2021 High – $84.65 per barrel (Oct 2021)
High record – $145.29 per barrel (July 2008)
Ways to save on gas
■ Combine races to limit driving time.
■ Shop for the best gas prices in your community.
■ Pay cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers paying with a credit card.
■ Remove excess weight in 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
■ Enroll in 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 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 expected fuel costs for your trip using AAA’s Gas Cost Calculator.
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