The price of gas is down again this week. Will the trend continue?
According to fuel-monitoring service GasBuddy, the average price per gallon in the Miami area dipped 5 1/2 cents a gallon this week.
That continues the trend of similar 5-cent drops over the past two weeks.
Here’s what to know about prices:
Cheapest and most expensive gas in the Miami area
▪ The cheapest gas in the Miami area: $3.13 a gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy.
▪ The highest price: $4.75 a gallon.
▪ The average price: $3.54, down 5.5 cents a gallon from last week, according to a GasBuddy survey of nearly 1,700 Miami-area gas stations.
Florida price at the pump
Average: The average price for a gallon of gas in Florida on Monday, according to AAA, was $3.47, down about 8 cents a gallon.
Gas prices around Florida
Cape Coral: $3.49 a gallon
U.S. price at the pump
Average: The average price for a gallon of gas across the country on Monday, according to AAA, was $3.53, the same as last week.
What the experts are saying
Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy: “We’re likely to soon see gasoline prices slip to their largest year on year deficit since COVID hit, when prices fell over $1 per gallon from 2019 — so the relief at the pump as been significant. And even though the gas price decline hit pause last week, it’s looking more likely that barring a major hurricane or series of refinery outages, the national average may not end up hitting the $4 per gallon mark — something that will make most motorists very happy.
How to find cheap gas near you
There’s an app to help: The GasBuddy app was built to show motorists prices around them and a fuel tracker can update users on stations that have or don’t have fuel based on supply changes.
Interactive map: Use the interactive Florida map below, with data from AAA, to see the average gas price by county. Just hover over an area and the price pops up. Keep in mind that there may be a lag in the data.