Including the change in price on Sunday, prices in Las Vegas were 18.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day previous year and were 1.2 cents per gallon higher than last month.
Last year, Florida averaged $2.10 per gallon on Thanksgiving day, $2.08 per gallon in 2015 and $2.79 in 2014.
Drivers in the First State and across the Mid-Atlantic region may be pouting as they head to the pump, with gas prices continuing to rise.
Gas prices may moderate in the week ahead across some areas of the country (Midwest may see relief after chronic problems due to refineries and pipeline issues), while the West Coast and Northeast see prices continue to trend higher. National prices were steadier at $2.56 per gallon, up just 3 cents from last week. In Naples, the average price is $2.55 per gallon, up six cents this week.
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"However, motorists should expect gas prices to linger at their current levels this week", Jenkins said in a prepared statement.
Analysts cited several reasons for the significant, unseasonal increase: higher-priced crude oil; a slight dip in US oil production; and fewer domestic oil rigs in operation. "Fortunately, domestic oil supply and production made solid gains". Average Florida prices did, however, hold steady over the weekend, AAA said.
The pump price spurt was a response to a hefty jump in crude oil prices.
This marks the third straight week that gas prices have risen in New Jersey. Both Oklahoma and Missouri rank in the top ten in cheapest gas prices.
GasBuddy.com said some locations in Omaha were selling regular unleaded Monday for as low as $2.34 and $2.37 per gallon. In Massachustts, AAA Northeast found a 42-cents range in prices for self-serve, regular, from a low of $2.37 to a high of $2.79 per gallon.