Gas prices hit 20-month high in Florida

Last Updated: Monday, April 24, 2017, 8:26 AM EDT

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, according to AAA. 

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)
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"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 switchover to more expensive summer blends."

The state average is still way off from the all-time high, which hit $4.07 in July 2008. 

Florida prices were at $2.07 at this time a year ago.