ORLANDO, Florida. – Gas prices in Florida are on the rise as oil prices continue to rise.
Over the past week, the average price per gallon jumped 15 cents to $3.41, according to AAA.
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This is the highest price since late November.
“Florida drivers may be surprised to learn that China has a direct impact on what they pay at the pump,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a statement. “Over the past two weeks, oil prices have risen sharply on the belief that demand for fuel will increase as China reopens its economy. China is the world’s largest importer of oil, and as oil is a globally traded commodity, global fluctuations in supply and demand have a direct effect on local prices… Retail prices appear to have adjusted primarily to recent oil price increases. How gas prices move from here will depend on what happens in the oil market this week.
Gas prices in Florida are still below the all-time high of $4.89 set in June 2022.
Very expensive metropolitan markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.61), Miami ($3.47), Fort Lauderdale ($3.47)
Cheapest metro markets – Panama City ($3.22), Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.22), Pensacola ($3.27)
Ways to save on gas
Combine races to limit driving time.
Shop around for the best gas prices in your community.
Remember to pay cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon for customers paying with a credit card.
Remove excess weight from your vehicle.
Drive safely. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.
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