AAA: Thanksgiving gas prices to be the most expensive in eight years

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Florida gas prices set a new 2021 high last week as 2.6 million Floridians prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving. The state average price for gasoline jumped 10 cents mid-week, reaching $3.36 per gallon. That’s the highest daily average price since September 2014. Florida drivers are going to find the most expensive Thanksgiving gas prices in eight years, AAA states. The average fill-up will cost $50 for a 15-gallon tank. That’s $13 more than what Thanksgiving drivers paid pre-pandemic. The U.S. price for crude oil dropped 6% last week, falling from $80.79 to $76.10 per barrel. That’s the lowest daily settlement since Oct. 1, back when the Florida average price for gasoline was $3.05 per gallon.

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