Gas prices drop below $2 in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Friday evening gas prices in Central Florida dropped below a level many haven’t seen in years.
According to Gas Buddy.com, a single Cumberland Farms location in Palm Bay hit $1.99 per gallon for regular gas. The station joining a handful of others, mostly in the Jacksonville location, to dip below the $2 threshold. By Friday afternoon though, many stations closer to Orlando weren’t far off either.
Several stations in the Millenia area were selling unleaded for between $2.05 and $2.15 per gallon. Others throughout the metro area also reached the sub $2.20 per gallon level.
Florida now joins 23 other states to have stations drop below the $2 threshold. Gas Buddy analysts say prices have been declining for 7 weeks straight now as the price of oil also drops.
The lowest price being reported in the country, as of Friday night, was a Buc-ee’s station in Denton, Texas that hit $1.64 per gallon.