AAA: Florida gas prices to hit highest point in 8 years ahead of Thanksgiving

Florida gas prices for the Thanksgiving holiday are slated to be the highest seen in several years.

The state's average gas price is nearly $3.36 per gallon, which makes it the highest daily average price since September 2014, said a AAA report. In addition, the average cost to fill a 15-gallon tank this holiday will be $50, which is $13 more than pre-pandemic Thanksgiving prices, said the news release.

"High gas prices are not something drivers will be thankful for this Thanksgiving," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group, in a prepared statement. "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."

Metro Orlando's price, as of Nov. 22, was $3.33 for a gallon of regular gas. The region's highest price was $4 recorded in July 2008.
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