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Florida gas prices drop 25 cents on average over past month

Gas prices are on a downward tear post-hurricane. Tampa Bay fell to $2.34 per gallon on Sunday, down 10 cents over the week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Across the state, gas fell 7 cents over the same period to average $2.47 per gallon.

In the past 31 days, the state average has declined 25 cents. Nationally, gas prices were $2.47 on Monday.

"Oil and wholesale gasoline prices inched higher last week, but not high enough to stop the downward trend at the pump just yet," Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesperson, said in a release.

And motorists can expect another drop soon. According to Jenkins, prices are still about 10 cents higher than expected because of residual effects from recent hurricanes. He expects prices to continue to drop over the week.

Contact Malena Carollo at [email protected] or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo on Twitter.

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