MIAMI – (CBSMiami.com) -Despite problems in Libya and the still sky-high price of a barrel of oil, gasoline prices in Florida actually dropped last week, according to the fuel price tracking service of AAA Auto Club South. It wasn’t much, but it was the first drop in more than a month.
The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline is $3.54 per gallon, once-cent less than last week.
Florida’s average price of $3.56 per gallon. However, South Florida still leads the state, with average prices at $3.62 a gallon, down 2 cents from the previous week, according to floridagasprices.com.
One year ago this week, prices were almost 80 cents a gallon cheaper.
“This is the first week in more than a month that retail gas prices show a decrease,” said Jessica Brady, spokesperson, AAA Auto Club South.
“Although the national average only dropped a cent, some state averages are showing price drops between two and four cents. It’s uncertain whether prices will continue to drop this week since there is still much turmoil in the Mideast that could push oil prices higher. And when Japan begins to rebuild its country, their demand for oil will increase substantially.”
Despite the high average price in South Florida, at some stations regular unleaded has dropped to $3.51 a gallon, with $3.49 a gallon spotted at a handful of stations.
Check gas prices at floridagasprices.com.