As predicted two weeks ago, gas prices continued to fall in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and around the state as the market resets itself after Hurricanes Harvey (constricted supply) and Irma (skyrocketed demand).
And Hurricane Nate might not hurt the supply as much as feared.
So, you might want to stay with the strategic gas pumping — $10, $15 at a time - until prices near a nadir.
The AAA’s weekly report says the average price for a gallon of regular fell eight cents around Florida to $2.54, topped by the usual markets: West Palm Beach ($2.66), Miami ($2.66) and Fort Lauderdale ($2.61).
AAA says the biggest drop was 11 cents for cheap gas leader, the Tampa Bay area ($2.44). Second in both those categories, with a 10-cent drop to $2.47 was Orlando. If you know somebody who drove home for the weekend from Gainesville, you might’ve heard how gas fell 10 cents a gallon there.
GasBuddy.com says Miami prices dropped 3.8 cents to a $2.63 average while gas around the nation dropped six cents per gallon.
As usual, according to GasBuddy, the lowest non-warehouse club prices in Miami-Dade County remain on Northwest Seventh Avenue, although not as far north as usual.
The Shell and the Exxon on diagonal corners from each other at Northwest Seventh Avenue and 54th Street both have regular at $2.45 per gallon. The Sunoco at Northwest 37th Avenue and 54th Street pushes it at $2.47 per gallon.
In Broward County, 7-Elevens tie for as low ball winner, $2.41 at 4451 Davie Blvd. and 1991 South State Road 7. A U-Gas at Northeast 12th Avenue and Commercial Boulevard has regular at $2.43.