Saturday, January 28, 2023

Florida: Gasoline prices continue to drop in the days leading up to Christmas

MIAMI.— Gas prices in Florida continue to slide, falling an average of 12 cents last week, down about 54 cents from mid-November as millions prepare to hit the road for Christmas and year-end parties. have been

This Sunday, prices in Florida averaged $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which tracks gasoline prices in the United States.

According to AAA estimates, these low gas prices are expected to put 5.8 million Floridians on the road during the holiday season. That’s about 20 cents less per gallon than the statewide average commuters paid last Christmas ($3.23) for Sunday.

“The drop in gas stations is a result of a drop in oil prices, which have fallen primarily due to market concerns about a global economic recession,” said Mark Jenkins, public relations manager for AAA. “Low oil prices drive down the cost of producing gasoline. These low gasoline prices should continue through the end of the year, unless oil prices unexpectedly recover.”

AAA estimates that in total (by land and air) about 6.3 million Floridians will travel 50 miles or more between December 23 and January 2. This is an increase of nearly 108,000 people over 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 ($3.26), Gainesville ($3.18), Miami ($3.17). While the lowest prices were found in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($2.78), Pensacola ($2.82), Panama City ($2.85).

The average price of gasoline in Miami-Dade and Broward rose this Monday to $3.25 and $3.10, respectively, while in Palm Beach it was $3.26, according to the AAA survey.

If you’re concerned about gasoline prices, 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 may be large or small differences 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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