AAA: Florida Gas Prices Drop as 2.7 Million Floridians Prepare for a Thanksgiving Road Trip

From AAA

Gas prices in Florida are falling as millions prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving. AAA forecasts that 2.9 million Floridians will travel over the holiday weekend. Almost 2.7 million (91%) of them will drive.

“Florida drivers may have something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices are likely to fall over the holiday weekend. Gasoline prices could ultimately fall by 20-30 cents a gallon. The decline is being driven by strong refinery output, which led to a large increase in the supply of gasoline.”

Pump prices already fell 10 cents a gallon last week. On Sunday, gasoline prices in Florida averaged $3.46 per gallon. That’s 10 cents a gallon plus that what the Thanksgiving travelers did last year. The most expensive Thanksgiving gas price on record was $3.46 per gallon in 2013. Based on current trends, the state average may fall below last year’s levels by Thanksgiving.

Gas prices in Apopka


Price Station Area


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1500 South Orange Blossom Trail


2229 East Semoran Boulevard


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South Park Avenue 808


1609 Southern Orange Blossom Trail


700 South Orange Blossoim Trail


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1252 Apopka Boulevard


1305 West Orange Blossom Trail


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1500 North of Wekiwa Springs Road


449 West Main Street

See AAA average daily gasoline prices

Regional Prices

  • More expensive Metropolitan markets: West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.65), Gainesville ($3.57), Naples ($3.55)
  • Less expensive metropolitan markets: Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.20), Panama City ($3.22), Pensacola ($3.23)

Ways to save on gas

  • combine errands to limit driving time.
  • Shopping around to get the best gas prices in your community.
  • Pay cash. Some retailers charge extra per gallon to customers who pay with a credit card.
  • Eliminate excess weight in your vehicle. Every 100 pounds removed from the vehicle improves fuel economy by 1-2 percent.
  • drive conservatively. Aggressive acceleration and speeding reduce fuel economy.

AAA Resources for Drivers

  • Sign up for savings programs.. AAA members who enroll in Shell’s Fuel Rewards program can save 30 cents per gallon on their first fill and 5 cents per gallon on each additional trip to the pump. Click here for more information.
  • Get a tune up. Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained to optimize your fuel economy. Visit to find a certified repair facility.
  • Find the lowest gas prices in your area using the free AAA mobile app.
  • Determine anticipated fuel costs for your trip using AAA’s Gas Cost Calculator.

Find Gas Prices in Florida

(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)

Sunday Saturday A week ago One month ago A year ago
National $3,671 $3,684 $3,776 $3,836 $3,410
Florida $3,464 $3,475 $3,560 $3,382 $3,356
Georgia $3,115 $3,124 $3,170 $3,235 $3,242
Click here to see current average gas prices

Gas price survey methodology
AAA updates fuel price averages daily at Up to 130,000 stations are surveyed every day based on the use of credit cards and direct broadcasts in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.


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