Daytona Beach, FL - The latest report from AAA says Florida gas prices have steadily declined for the past two weeks.
Since it set a new 2019 high of $2.80 per gallon (regular unleaded) on April 12th, the state average has declined for 16 straight days for a total discount of nine cents, making the current average $2.71 a gallon.
Florida is now 11th in the nation among states with the lowest average price. The top three states are Alabama at $2.51, Mississippi at $2.53 and Louisiana at $2.55.
"Gas prices are moving lower in concert with wholesale, gasoline and oil futures, which all dropped last week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA. "The lowest gas prices in the country are mostly found in the southeastern United States. Since most of these states are supplied by Gulf Coast refineries, this could be a positive indicator that refineries in the area are moving past their various issues that have affected fuel supplies and led prices higher."
Locally, Volusia and Flagler Counties are hovering around the same prices. Both counties are seeing an average of $2.71 per gallon of regular unleaded.
That's not much of a change for Flagler, but it is a two cent drop for Volusia, compared to the averages from the start of last week.
Around the state, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area is still paying the highest average prices in the state at $2.81, and Jacksonville is still paying the least at $2.63.