Gas prices decline in Southeast, at least for now
Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Gasoline prices have started to go down a bit in the Southeast, after spiking in late November, when maintenance issues disrupted Gulf Coast supplies, according to AAA.
Average price for a gallon of regular gasoline
Week earlier: $3.268
Month earlier: $3.199
Year earlier: $3.347
Week earlier: $3.452
Month earlier: $3.203
Year earlier: $3.332
But the price decline may not last.
"The good news is motorists should start to see Southeast gas prices inch lower this week after the Thanksgiving spike," spokeswoman Jessica Brady said in AAA's weekly Fuel Price Brief. "Pump prices may not move lower for much longer though, as the cost for crude oil jumped on positive economic news and an increase for heating oil.”
A barrel of crude closed at $97.65 on the NYMEX last Friday, up from $94 a week earlier.
In Florida, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.42 on Monday, a drop of 3 cents for the week. Nationally, the average was $3.26, which was about same as on the previous Monday.
In Gainesville, the average price was $3.48 on Monday, the same as week earlier, according to the crowd-sourcing website www.gasbuddy.com. Recent prices ranged from $3.37 to $3.69 in the area.