Florida Average Gas Price Dips Below $4

August 1, 2022

Florida gas prices slipped an average of 17 cents per gallon last week, continuing what is now a seven-week streak of declines. The state average has now dropped a total of 96 cents per gallon since mid-June.

Additionally, the state average is back below $4 a gallon for the first time in nearly five months (March 6). On Sunday, the state average for regular unleaded was $3.93 per gallon. That’s the lowest daily average price since March 5.

The average price in Escambia County was $3.82 Sunday night. A low of $3.55 in North Escambia could be found at a station on Muscogee Road in Cantonment, while Pensacola prices bottomed out at $3.44 at the warehouse clubs.

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18 Responses to “Florida Average Gas Price Dips Below $4”

  1. NPC on August 3rd, 2022 7:36 pm

    @Lee……Why wouldn’t my gripe be about gas prices, just like every other American. What I am saying is, if tapping into the reserve had positive effects it wouldn’t have gotten to the level it has. The 3rd time it was dipped into in April it has brought prices down a whopping $.80, which means nothing compared to what they rose to. The reserves are now lower than they have been in 40 years and what happens when they need to be refilled?

  2. Lee on August 3rd, 2022 5:46 pm

    @NPC. Twice. He announced it first last December and again in March (which was a continuation). Not sure your gripe is actually about gas prices.

  3. Lee on August 3rd, 2022 5:34 pm

    @Charlotte R Bates. Gas was cheaper prior to Covid and the war in Ukraine. Those factors drove prices up. Had nothing to do with who was president.

  4. Robert Bruner on August 3rd, 2022 2:45 am

    I say Biden is to blame for everything that is wrong with anything in your life. The libs and the deep state control everything and turn it all to hell. Trump is God and everything he touches turns to gold. We’ve got to own the libs or the country will die.

  5. NPC on August 2nd, 2022 6:39 pm

    @Lee…..How many times has Biden tapped into the reserves? Here’s a hint. The last time but not the first was April 1, 2022. If that action has an impact on prices then they shouldn’t have raised to this level due tk the fact that the other times were months before.

  6. dubz on August 2nd, 2022 6:28 pm

    I love how y’all say “no president controls gas prices when prices” are falling.
    But when prices are on the rise… It’ Joes fault! LOL!

  7. Charlotte R Bates on August 2nd, 2022 5:59 pm

    WOW! I am so excited that gas prices are below four bucks a gallon. I am being sarcastic. Until the gas prices are back down to less than two fifty a gallon, I am not going to get excited about gas prices being above three bucks a gallon. I have a small business, and I sometimes will travel to PA to buy for the business. When Trump was in office, and me driving a large Nissen Envy high top van, pulling an enclosed trailer as big as my van, I could go up there and, running around looking for stuff, and back for less than four hundred backs, with a very loaded van and trailer. I can’t do it this year. I figured out it would cost me at least, if not more, a thousand bucks to do that, just in gas.

  8. Lee on August 2nd, 2022 3:26 pm

    @JeffDrakeson. Biden had nothing to do with Trump’s 2020 deal with OPEC and Putin to slow production. The pandemic resulted in a drastic drop in the amount of gas being used. Now we are seeing higher prices to make up for lost profits. As far as withdrawing from Afghanistan, blame Biden, but first ask why the previous president didn’t act.

  9. David Huie Green on August 2nd, 2022 12:46 am

    “Biden also needs to be blamed for Afghanistan debacle.”

    Sounds strange, okay, here goes:

    Biden is to blame for us entering and staying in Afghanistan when George W. Bush was president.
    Biden is to blame for keeping us in Afghanistan throughout the Obama presidency.
    Biden is to blame for keeping us in Afghanistan throughout the Trump presidency.
    The people of Afghanistan are not to blame for what they did to themselves.
    It is all Biden’s fault. HE IS TO BLAME.

    (Need any other silly lies?)

    David for truth — usually, just not this time

  10. Jeff Drakeson on August 1st, 2022 9:15 pm

    Biden blamed Putin for high gas prices. Never forget that. He blamed Trump now he should be blamed. Biden also needs to be blamed for Afghanistan debacle.

  11. Lee on August 1st, 2022 8:04 pm

    @NPC. Biden tapped into our strategic oil reserves, which was reported, though I didn’t take it as patting himself on the back. Maybe that was a different president.

  12. NPC on August 1st, 2022 3:41 pm

    I agree that the POTUS doesn’t control gas prices. However, if you cannot control prices rising, you should not pat yourself on the back when they lower. No control means exactly that.

  13. Lee on August 1st, 2022 2:39 pm

    @JimC. NO president controls gas prices. If they did, why wouldn’t they use that power to keep prices low and their own ratings up??? The economic situation is global, largely a result of the pandemic. Blaming the economy on one person demonstrates a lack of understanding about how it works, or a lack of desire to understand.

  14. Lee on August 1st, 2022 2:09 pm

    Did anyone really believe the big oil companies were going to live with the huge losses they took during 2020 and 2021, while the world was covid locked down. All the current inflation can be contributed to the covid lock downs. Get over it, these companies are just making back their losses.

  15. Jeff on August 1st, 2022 11:26 am

    Gas is globally traded! Canada is gas independent and look at that price. Stop making everything political and look at the problem.

  16. JimC on August 1st, 2022 8:51 am

    @Kate ~ When Biden took office, gas was near $1.65, so yes, Biden is still responsible for these high prices. How can you cheer a 20 cent dip over a period of 3 months as if the sky-rocketing prices never happened? And guess what? It’s going to get worse!

  17. concerned on August 1st, 2022 8:38 am

    it’s very sad to have to see the gas station owners have to take a loss just to help out the people here in pensacola. but that’s what the pensacola area has always done they look out for the people.in this area. and that’s why so many people are moving here. after about 20 million more people move here from other countries more bicycles and motorcycles will be on the road you drive 10 feet and wait 5 more minutes so you learn to get up at 3am to start your day and your lucky to get home by midnight. (( welcome to the new Florida )) remember hurricanes are on the way it’s gonna be a bad year.???

  18. Kate on August 1st, 2022 7:45 am

    Guessing no one will Blame Biden for this will they?

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