Gas Prices Slip A Penny Or Two

September 9, 2019

Florida gas prices slipped lower by two cents during the past week. Florida drivers are now paying an average of $2.43 per gallon at the pump. Sunday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago.

The average price per gallon in Escambia County was $2.38 Sunday night, down a penny from a week ago and a quarter from a month ago. At least two stations in Cantonment were at $2.26 per gallon Sunday night.

Escambia County’s gas prices were among the lowest in the state.

“Declining gas prices are a common sight as we enter the fall driving season,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “With students back in school, families will take fewer extended road trips, compared to the summer. Also, refineries will soon begin the switch to winter gasoline, which is cheaper to produce than summer fuel. The combination of lower demand and cheaper gas normally leads to downward pressure on prices at the pump.”

Refineries will begin the switch to winter gasoline on September 16. Summer gasoline is more expensive to produce because the EPA requires more additives to reduce smog.


One Response to “Gas Prices Slip A Penny Or Two”

  1. just sayin on September 10th, 2019 9:20 am

    They seem to lunge forward a slip back.

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