There’s a change in gas prices in Miami and Florida. Where’s the cheapest place to pump?

Miami Herald File

After an upward trend, gas prices have dipped this week in Florida.

The 5.1-cent decrease brought down the average price in the Miami area to $3.54 a gallon, according to fuel monitoring service GasBuddy, which surveyed 1,690 stations in Miami-Dade County. For perspective, that’s still 22.8 cents a gallon higher than a month ago.

Across Florida, gas prices have decreased 7 cents a gallon, according to AAA.

“For the first time in 2023, the national average price of gasoline has seen a weekly decline, primarily thanks to a sharp and sudden drop in the price of oil,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

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Here’s a breakdown of prices in a Florida, the state and across the country:

Cheapest and most expensive gas in the Miami area

According to GasBuddy, the cheapest gas in the Miami area was $2.99 a gallon on Monday, and the highest price was $4.74. The average price: $3.54, down 5.1 cents a gallon from last week.

Florida average price

The average price for a gallon of gas in Florida on Monday, according to AAA, was nearly $3.49.

Gas prices around Florida

Areas around the state and their average gas prices, according to GasBuddy and AAA:

Cape Coral: $3.48 a gallon, down 7.2 cents from last week’s $3.55

Naples: $3.54 a gallon, down 4.7 cents from last week’s $3.59

Sarasota: $3.47 a gallon, down 4.8 cents from last week’s $3.52

Most expensive areas: West Palm Beach/Boca Raton, Naples, Fort Lauderdale

Least expensive areas: Crestview-Fort Walton Beach, Panama City, Pensacola

U.S. average price

The average price for a gallon of gas across the country on Monday, according to AAA, was $3.47.

Why gas prices are decreasing

From De Haan, at GasBuddy: “While the decline in both gasoline and diesel prices is terrific, it’s not unusual to see prices falling in February, which tends to be the month with some of the lowest gasoline prices of the year thanks to seasonally weak demand.”

How to find cheap gas near you

Several apps, including GasBuddy, Waze and Gas Guru, can help find the cheapest fuel near you. You can also carpool or take public transportation if you want to avoid fueling up. Some transit options are even free.

County-by-county gas prices in Florida

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.