Florida gas prices could spike this week

Florida gas prices have held steady for the past week, but prices at the pump may increase this week.

Crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices rose last week, following another round of declining fuel supplies.

"Florida drivers may see gas prices rise another 10 cents this week," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. "Both planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, rising demand, and the switch to summer gasoline continue to contribute to the seasonal springtime jump at the pump. Based on current conditions, gas prices will likely peak sometime between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day weekend."

Florida motorists are currently paying an average price of $2.62 per gallon for regular unleaded. The state average is nearly 30 cents more than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.

So far this year, the state average has increased 46 cents per gallon. Florida ranks 16th among states with the most expensive gas prices in the nation ($2.62). California is No. 1 among states with the most expensive gas prices in the nation, with an average price of $3.47 per gallon. 

Regional prices

  • Most expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.76), Miami ($2.70), Fort Lauderdale ($2.69).
  • Least expensive metro markets – Jacksonville ($2.56), Orlando ($2.56), Punta Gorda ($2.57).

Find local gas prices

  • Daily national, state, and metro gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com
  • Motorists can find the lowest gas prices on their smartphone or tablet with the free AAA Mobile app. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance.