ORLANDO, Fla. — Millions of Americans have travel on the brain as a long holiday weekend approaches.
If your getaway plans involve a road trip, you’ve probably thought about how much to budget for gas.
After a seemingly endless trend of climbing gas prices, you might have noticed some better news at the pumps in the last week or two.
AAA says Florida gas prices fell 14 cents in a week’s time, landing at $ 4.67 a gallon on Sunday.
It was the second week of declining gas prices in the Sunshine State.
Since June 13 — when a record high of $4.89 was set — the price for a gallon of regular gas is down more than 20 cents.
While it has been a relief to see a recent downward trend in gas, prices at the pump could be the one black cloud hanging over your Fourth of July travel plans.
“Despite the recent declines, gas prices are still likely to be the highest for this holiday in history,” AAA’s Mark Jenkins said.
The auto giant expects new records to be set this Independence Day, with 151,00 more road trippers than in 2021.
AAA predicts more than 42 million Americans — including about 2.3 million Floridians — will travel 50 miles or more.
Florida drivers can expect to pay about $70 to fill up an average-sized gas tank.
That’s $25 more than this time last year, when gas averaged $3.01 per gallon.
To check out AAA’s Independence Day travel forecast for Florida, click here.
To see gas prices in your neighborhood, click here.
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