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Gas prices in Florida continue to climb, highest since July 2019

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 4:13 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Florida’s average gas price jumped another 15 cents, reaching its highest level in over a year.

According to AAA, the state’s average is $2.61 per gallon of regular unleaded fuel - this is the highest level Florida has seen since July 2019.

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Florida’s average gas price jumped another 15 cents, reaching its highest level in over a year.
Florida’s average gas price jumped another 15 cents, reaching its highest level in over a year.(AAA)

Many experts have noted the weather in the Gulf has affected the prices - much of Florida’s gas comes from the region which consists of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

“This region is a major source of gasoline in the United States, accounting for more than 45% of total U.S. petroleum refining capacity,” AAA said in a news release. “This storm reportedly impacted a little more than half of refinery capacity in the Gulf Coast region.”

Local gas prices

  • Alachua $2.618
  • Bradford $2.643
  • Clay $2.583
  • Columbia $2.44
  • Dixie $2.533
  • Gilchrist $2.562
  • Levy $2.646
  • Marion $2.629
  • Putnam $2.591
  • Suwannee $2.663
  • Union $2.599

At the start of 2021, Florida residents paid an average of $2.20 per gallon.

The national average is $2.635 per gallon. For more info on Florida gas prices, click here.

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Florida gas prices compared to national averages on 2/22/2021
Florida gas prices compared to national averages on 2/22/2021(AAA)

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