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Gasoline prices in Florida and nationally continued to decline last week, with Florida motorists paying an average of $3.56 a gallon Monday for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the AAA auto club.

That was down from $3.64 a week earlier and down from a 2023 peak of $3.72 on April 21. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said he anticipates the trend will continue.

Gasoline supplies were disrupted last month by major flooding in parts of South Florida.

“Pump prices are still coming back down from the spike caused by the flooding in South Florida,” Jenkins said in a prepared statement. “Additionally, the oil market suffered its third consecutive week of declines, which should apply more downward pressure on prices at the pump.”

Nationally, the average price Monday was $3.54 a gallon, down 7 cents from a week earlier. The highest average prices in Florida continue to be found in the West Palm Beach and Naples areas, while the lowest prices are in the Panhandle.


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