Heading to the pump to fill up your tank today? Gas prices are more or less the same as last week - only a penny lower than last week, as a matter of fact.
Florida's average gas price today is $2.85. The national average has held steady as well, at $3.05 for the second week.
Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco County residents are seeing some of the lowest numbers in the state, at $2.78. However, AAA says gas prices could increase this week as optimism about rising global fuel demand sends crude oil prices to multi-year highs.
The price of crude rose five percent last week. The price for US crude (WTI) settled at $69.62 per barrel on Friday, the highest daily settlement since October 2018.
"Rising crude oil and gasoline futures will likely drag retail gasoline prices higher this week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Based on the shift in wholesale gasoline prices, Florida's state average could rise a minimum of 5-10 cents this week."
Most expensive metro markets - Panama City ($3.05), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.99), Tallahassee ($2.99)
Least expensive metro markets - Punta Gorda ($2.75), Orlando ($2.78), Tampa-St. Petersburg, Clearwater ($2.79)
AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES
(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline)
Sunday: National: $3.051, Florida $2.854, Georgia $2.911
Week ago: National: $3.045, Florida: $2.866, Georgia: $2.913
Month Ago: National: $2.941, Florida: $2.881, Georgia: $2.731
One Year Ago: National: $2.015, Florida: $1.900, Georgia: $1.787
Record High: National: $4.11 (7/17/2008), Florida: $4.08 (7/17/2008), Georgia: $4.16 (9/15/2008)