If you’re planning on driving your car during the Thanksgiving holiday you will likely experience the most expensive gas prices since 2013, according to the American Automobile Association.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida jumped 10 cents in the middle of last week to $3.36, the highest price at any point since September 2014. Currently, the average price is at $3.35 in Florida, just six cents below the national average of $3.41. Oceola County’s average is currently a bit lower at $3.34.
AAA says that 2.6 million Floridians will hit the road for Thanksgiving, with the average fill-up costing $50 for a 15-gallon tank. That’s $13 more than drivers paid before the pandemic in 2019.
“High gas prices are not something drivers will be thankful for this Thanksgiving,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said. “The good news is gas prices should gradually decline through the holiday. Crude oil and gasoline futures dropped last week, and that should restore some downward pressure on prices at the pump.”