Gas prices are going down, down down. As of last week, they have fallen to levels before Hurricane Harvey’s slap on Gulf Coast refineries in August.
The refineries “have completely recovered,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins, “and are now flooding the market with fuel in anticipation of strong demand during the year-end holidays.”
The price for gas in Florida is averaging $2.38 a gallon, the AAA reports. In the Miami area, gas fell 2.3 cents in the past week and is averaging $2.46 a gallon, according to industry group GasBuddy.com.
“As we approach Christmas, average gas prices in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest point in 110 days, just as Hurricane Harvey began causing prices to spike, not exactly the Christmas gift some hoped for, but it's about time nonetheless,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
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It’s nice knowing all that, but here’s what you really need to know: where to get the cheapest gas in the Miami area.
The winners: Costco at 7795 Flagler St., U-Gas, 15200 NE Sixth Ave., BJ’s, 7050 Coral Way — all at $2.28 a gallon.
GasBuddy’s city-by-city survey lays it out here.