Florida Gas Prices On The Upswing

April 15, 2019

Florida gas prices set a new 2019-high of $2.80 per gallon, last week. The state average rose a total of 9 cents, but declined a penny over the weekend.

Florida drivers are now paying an average price of $2.79 per gallon at the pump. That price is 8 cents more than a week ago, nearly 20 cents more than last month, and 15 cents more than this time last year.

The average price per gallon in Escambia County was $2.70 on Sunday, up a nickel from last week and up 24 cents from a month ago.

So far this year, the state average has climbed a total of 68 cents per gallon. However, the 2019-high remains 12 cents below the highest daily average price in 2018.

“Florida gas prices may seem high now, but the state average is still less than last year’s high,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Although springtime travelers may not be enjoying the recent jump at the pump, it doesn’t seem to be slowing them down either. The latest figures from the EIA point to strong gasoline demand, which eclipsed the levels seen this time last year. Lingering supply issues are keeping upward pressure on prices at the pump, but relief should come soon, as refineries are expected to return to full strength in the coming weeks.”


3 Responses to “Florida Gas Prices On The Upswing”

  1. Wilykyote on April 18th, 2019 4:19 pm

    Howie : Those brisket sandwiches are worth the trip… it’s
    only 25 miles for me going the Barrineau park rd
    short-cut. They also have lots of Non-ethanol
    fuel for outdoor equipment. Fill-up truck with it and
    get 2 MPG better also. It’s a win/win.

  2. just sayin on April 15th, 2019 2:09 pm

    So, you are travelling at least 44 miles round trip to save money on fuel plus the extra spent for BBQ?

  3. Howie on April 15th, 2019 10:57 am

    I don’t spend my money in Florida for fuel any longer.

    I purchase from Alabama. If I can save $1.00 including the travel, then I’m buying West of here.

    Bucee’s today is $2.39. Twenty-two miles from Interstate 10 and West 9 Mile Rd.

    Besides buying fuel, we buy BBQ Sliced Brisket Sandwiches that you won’t find anyone around here to make it better.

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