Florida gas prices hit two-year low

Tampa Bay gas prices were $2.01 per gallon Monday and less than $2 in some local areas.
Gas prices drop below the $1.99 price at the Exxon station on U.S. HW 19 in Palm Harbor on Monday. (DIRK SHADD   |   Times)
Gas prices drop below the $1.99 price at the Exxon station on U.S. HW 19 in Palm Harbor on Monday. (DIRK SHADD | Times)
Published January 7

Gas prices across the Sunshine State are at their lowest in two years, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group.

Florida gas prices were $2.13 per gallon Monday, down three cents over the week, while Tampa Bay prices, also down 3 cents over the week, averaged $2.01 per gallon Monday. In many locations in the bay area, gas was less than $2 per gallon.

Enjoy cheap fuel while it’s around, AAA said. Gas prices typically rise in the spring between 30 to 70 cents.

"Although pump prices could become somewhat volatile this month, drivers will notice a significant increase in the spring, with the upward trend beginning as early as February,” Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA, said in a release.

Nationally, gas was $2.24 per gallon Monday.

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.

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