Daytona Beach, FL – As Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall later this week, gas prices take a dip.
That’s according to this week’s report released by AAA as Florida’s average drops 3.5 cents to $2.77 per gallon of regular unleaded.
“When a major storm approaches the U.S., gasoline markets can be just as unpredictable as the storm itself,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA. “It’s unclear what, if any, impact Hurricane Florence will have on prices at the pump outside the impacted area. Although there are no crude/gasoline refineries in the ‘cone of uncertainty’, a major storm like this can threaten the regional supply chain, which can lead to rising prices.”
Volusia drivers are seeing an average of $2.76 per gallon of regular unleaded, a two-cent drop from last week’s average. And Flagler drivers are seeing an average of $2.79, just a one-cent drop from last week.
Sunday was the 9th consecutive day that gas prices have fallen in the state of Florida. However, it’s still 4 cents higher than last year’s.