Just in time for Fourth of July travelers, $1.99 a gallon gasoline is being sold in Palm Beach County.
As of Wednesday morning, only three stations have reached the price point coveted by consumers, according to reports on GasBuddy.com
They are Rocket Fuel, 100 N. Federal Highway, North Palm Beach; Murphy USA, 1050 N. Military Trail and Raceway, 288 N. Haverhill Road, both in suburban West Palm Beach.
While GasBuddy showed no stations offering gas at $2 a gallon, numerous stations have fuel priced at $2.01 to $2.02.
GasBuddy warned earlier this week that the price spread between stations will be huge, and that motorists should check prices before venturing out. That can be done on GasBuddy.com.
Fourth of July weekend prices are expected to be the lowest in more than a decade.
Record refinery rates, high gasoline and crude inventory, and less-than-favorable demand this year are among the contributing factors causing the downward price trend, AAA said.
Meanwhile, the Palm Beach County average for a gallon of regular inched down another penny overnight to $2.28. A week ago the county’s average was $2.34, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report.
Florida’s average Wednesday stands at $2.18, also down a penny overnight, and from $2.24 a week ago.