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There's some good news at the gas station just in time for your road trip

Gas prices have dropped to $2.80 in Florida, six cents down from last week. After having declined 11 cents in 16 consecutive days since peaking at $2.92 on May 25, Florida gas prices could continue to drop if the market doesn't shift course.
Gas prices have dropped to $2.80 in Florida, six cents down from last week. After having declined 11 cents in 16 consecutive days since peaking at $2.92 on May 25, Florida gas prices could continue to drop if the market doesn't shift course. Miami Herald File

Just in time for your vacation, we have a little good news.

Gas prices are down for the third straight week, according to auto club AAA.

The price for regular unleaded gas in Florida was at $2.80 on Sunday — down six cents from last week's $2.86. The state average is the lowest daily price since early May. Florida's average gas price is also below the national average, which is at $2.92 as of Monday.

In Miami, with some of the most expensive gas in Florida, prices at the pump have dropped 3.6 cents the past week, averaging $2.87 a gallon, according to a survey by GasBuddy.com.

And there's even more good news ahead.

"Gas prices could drop another 5 cents this week, unless the market suddenly shifts course," AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a statement.

He said prices at the pump are adjusting to prices on the world market.

Despite the decline in Florida, and the 11-cent drop in 16 consecutive days since the $2.92 peak on May 25, gas prices are still 46 cents a gallon more than this time last year.

In 2017, the average summer gas price in Florida was $2.25, with the national average 6 cents higher. The summer before that, Florida's average summer gas price was even lower at $2.19.

While you're thinking about gas prices, AAA suggests a few ways to save fuel:

Observing the speed limit

Limiting aggressive driving, such as accelerating, braking, and speeding

Removing unnecessary weight

Avoiding idling

Inflating your tires

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