Study: Punta Gorda gas prices showed biggest drop in Florida

Author: Nancy Semon, Gulfshore Business
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The Punta Gorda metropolitan statistical area experienced the biggest drop in gas prices in Florida over the last year, according to a new study. The annual price drop of a gallon of regular, premium and diesel in the MSA, which encompasses all of Charlotte County, fell 24 cents, 25 cents and 32 cents, respectively. 

The study by U.K.-based price search engine Bountii analyzed data from AAA, which provides daily gasoline and diesel price averages for individual MSAs across the state and nation. Punta Gorda MSA has prices that traditionally run lower than in Lee and Collier counties. 

The July 11 average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Punta Gorda was $3.55 per gallon, while Fort Myers/Cape Coral’s average was $3.57 and Naples came in third out of the three at $3.59. 

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