Saturday, January 28, 2023

Florida: Gas prices continue to drop as the holidays approach

MIAMI.— Gas prices have dropped slightly in Florida and are expected to drop further as millions of people prepare to hit the road for Christmas and the holidays.

Prices fell 12 cents a gallon last week and averaged $3.16 a gallon in Florida on Sunday. Prices at the gas pumps are already lower than what drivers paid during the holidays last year. In 2021, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, gasoline prices in Florida averaged $3.23 per gallon on Christmas Day and $3.22 per gallon on New Year’s Eve.

Mark Jenkins, managing director of public relations for AAA – The Auto Club Group, said: “Concerns of an economic downturn have continued to weigh on the global fuel market, causing crude prices to slide and gasoline prices to fall with them ”

“The price of crude fell 29% last month – down -11% last week. That should pave the way for additional discounts at the pumps this week. Unless conditions change, state averages could easily top out before Christmas Day.” Could drop below $3 a gallon.”

AAA estimates that 6.3 million Floridians will travel 50 miles or more from home from December 23 to January 2. This is an increase of nearly 108,000 people from last year and a new record for this Florida holiday travel period.

The most expensive and cheapest gasoline in Florida

The highest gasoline prices were recorded in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.39), Naples ($3.33), Gainesville ($3.32). While the lowest prices were found in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.89), Pensacola ($2.92) and Panama City ($2.92).

The average price of gasoline in Miami-Dade and Broward rose Monday to $3.25 and $3.21, respectively, while in Palm Beach it was $3.36, according to an AAA survey.

If you’re concerned about the cost of gasoline, there are small things you can do to save fuel and money.

saving tips

There are ways drivers can save fuel, here is a list of some experts’ recommendations:

  • Driving smooth, which can make your car engine run more efficiently. Do not speed or race from stoplight to stoplight.
  • compare prices. Depending on where you live, there can be a big or small difference in prices between gas stations. And even if the difference in price per gallon is only a few cents, it can still add up to hundreds of dollars per year.
  • There are apps like GasBuddy, Gas Guru, and AAA TripTik that you can use to find the best prices along your route.
  • Some loyalty programs, including those of many major gas station chains, offer discounts and most are free.
  • Share trips with friends, family or trusted neighbors who have the same destination or at least a very close one. Leaving the car at home for at least a day can make a difference.
  • Maintain the air pressure in the vehicle’s tires at the recommended values ​​and do not load the car to make it heavier.
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