Gas prices hit a 20-month high last week in Florida

Posted at 1:56 PM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 13:56:00-04

(WWSB) -- If you drive, you probably noticed the increased gas prices around the Suncoast. AAA announced that Florida gas prices hit a 20-month high last week.

The state average reached $2.47 on Friday - the highest daily average since August 2015. Prices declined fractions of a penny on both Saturday and Sunday, but remain 4 cents more than last week and 38 cents more than this time last year.

  • The most expensive metro markets are West Palm Beach/Boca Raton ($2.54), Fort Lauderdale ($2.48), and Miami ($2.47). 
  • The least expensive metro markets are Pensacola ($2.40), Tallahassee ($2.42), and Jacksonville ($2.45).

"Falling oil and wholesale gas prices should push pump prices lower this week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group.

"However, oil prices have been fickle this year, so motorists should expect continued volatility in the next couple of months as oil prices fluctuate, demand rises, and refineries complete the switch over to more expensive summer blends."