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Independence Day gas prices are likely to remain higher than last year


Florida gas prices jumped 9 cents last week. The state average then reversed course, declining 7 cents per gallon through the weekend.

Sunday's state average was $3.38 per gallon. That's 12 cents per gallon more than what holiday travelers paid on Independence Day in 2023.

"Gas prices remain pretty volatile as 3.9 million Floridians prepare to take a road trip for Independence Day," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Although we have seen some price swings in recent weeks, it's not likely significant enough to impact people's travel plans. Oil prices have flattened out, which should limit any significant jumps at the pump in the coming days."

Click here to view the AAA's 2024 Independence Day travel forecast for Florida

The U.S. price of crude has traded in the low $80s per barrel. That's a stark contrast to two years ago, when oil traded at around $100 per barrel. As a result, travelers paid a whopping $4.54 per gallon on Independence Day in 2022. 

Visit GasPrices.AAA.com to view state and local average gas prices

Regional Prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.52), Gainesville ($3.46), Homosassa Springs ($3.45)
  • Least expensive metro markets – Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.15), Pensacola ($3.17), Panama City ($3.21)

Ways to Save on Gasoline

  • Combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shop around for the best gas prices in your community. 
  • Pay with cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Remove excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds taken out of the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
  • Drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduces fuel economy.

AAA Resources for Drivers

  • 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 each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
  • Get a tune-up. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize its fuel economy. Visit AAA.com/AutoRepair to find a certified repair shop.
  • Find the lowest gas prices in your area by using the free AAA mobile app.
  • Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip by using the AAA's Gas Cost Calculator.

Find Florida Gas Prices

  • Daily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com 
  • State and metro averages can be found here

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday Week Ago Month Ago One Year Ago
National $3.492 $3.496 $3.447 $3.569 $3.543
Florida $3.375 $3.392 $3.352 $3.496 $3.298
Georgia $3.313 $3.317 $3.262 $3.370 $3.226
Click here to view current gasoline price averages

Gas Price Survey Methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group

The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 13 million members across 14 U.S. states and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 64 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA’s mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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