The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Florida was higher Thursday than at the end of September, before a month-long gas tax “holiday” started, according to the AAA auto club.
The average price Thursday was $3.44, up a nickel from Wednesday and 15 cents since Monday, the last day of the tax holiday.
The average price on Sept. 30, the final day before the holiday, was $3.39. Some of the highest average prices Thursday were $3.60 in the West Palm Beach area, $3.58 in the Gainesville area, and $3.52 in the Naples area.
The tax holiday, approved by the Legislature and Gov. Ron DeSantis, as part of a broader tax package, suspended the state’s 25.3-cent-a-gallon gas tax in October.
Nationally, the average price Thursday was $3.78, up a penny from Wednesday.