Tampa Bay gas averaged $2.59 per gallon Monday, down 9 cents over the week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Florida gas prices dropped 5 cents over the week to $2.70 per gallon. Nationally, gas was $2.82 per gallon.
"From coast to coast, gas prices in nearly every state saw downward movement in the last week as sliding oil prices continued to keep the door open to falling gas prices," said Patrick DeHaan, spokesman for gas tracker GasBuddy.com "In the next 24 hours, we’ll likely see the national average fall to its lowest point in over six months."
Demand in coming weeks, AAA said in a release, will likely drop. Paired with the switch to winter blends of gas, prices are expected to continue to decline.
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