Gas prices in Florida are down a bit, a week after setting a new record, AAA reported Monday.
On Sunday, the average gas price in Florida was $4.48 a gallon, down 3 cents from last week’s record high of $4.51 a gallon.
The change comes as nearly 2 million Floridians are expected to take a road trip for Memorial Day weekend.
“Although gas station prices have moved slightly lower, gas prices on Memorial Day are still forecast to be the most expensive yet,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA – The Auto Club Group. . “A combination of global supply constraints and strengthening demand are the main culprits for this unprecedented pain at the pump. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a quick end in sight. Gasoline prices are likely to continue to fluctuate through the summer and remain well above year-ago levels.”
According to AAA, prior to this year, the highest average price for gasoline on Memorial Day in 2008 was set at $3.93 per gallon.
Last year’s Memorial Day average gas price was $2.86 per gallon.
Despite high gas prices, AAA still expects 100,000 more Floridians to take a road trip this Memorial Day compared to last year, an increase of 5.4%.
The most expensive The metropolitan markets for gas prices in Florida are currently West Palm Beach – Boca Raton ($4.64), Fort Lauderdale ($4.55), and Miami ($4.54).