Daytona Beach, FL - The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Daytona Beach today (December 23) is $2.37 and in Volusia County you could find it as low as $2.32. The state average is $2.40.
AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said that though prices have decreased by 12 cents over the last two weeks, they are still 18 cents more than this time last year. "Elevated oil prices and issues at a massive Gulf Coast refinery are preventing prices at the pump from falling as fast as they did this time last year," said Jenkins. "As a result, year-end holiday gas prices are poised to be the most expensive in five years. But that's unlikely to slow travelers down, because current prices are around the same level as a month ago - when most travel plans were finalized."
Jenkins said 5.5 million Floridians are hitting the road for the year-end holidays. That's about 200,000 more travelers than 2018.