Gas prices fell nationwide for the 11th consecutive day on Sept. 11, down 4 cents in Florida.
“Gas prices immediately began their seasonal downward trend at the beginning of September,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group, in a prepared statement. “Refineries are entering maintenance season as they begin the switch to winter-blend gasoline. This fuel has fewer additives, making it cheaper to produce than summer-blend gasoline, which leads to lower gas prices. Gas prices should follow a downward trend through the rest of the year, unless there are refinery issues or if oil prices surge.”
Motorists now save an average of $18 for a full tank of gas compared to this time two years ago, when pump prices were more than $3 per gallon, said AAA. The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Florida is $2.19, down 3 cents from a week ago and down 4 cents from this time last year, as well as $1.16 less than two years ago.