State gas prices poised to jump 10 cents over coming weeks

Florida gas prices, AAA The Auto Club Group said, are poised to jump over the week and as much as 10 cents over the coming weeks. Pictured is a Tampa resident filling up his car in 2017. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times, 2017]
Florida gas prices, AAA The Auto Club Group said, are poised to jump over the week and as much as 10 cents over the coming weeks. Pictured is a Tampa resident filling up his car in 2017. [DIRK SHADD | Times, 2017]
Published March 26
Updated March 26

Higher gas prices are just a few days away, AAA The Auto Club Group predicts. State pump prices inched up to $2.55 a gallon, a two-cent climb over the week. Gas around Tampa Bay averaged $2.48 a gallon Monday, down from $2.50 a week ago.

"Gasoline demand has been very strong the past few weeks, as Americans travel for spring break," AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins said in a release. "This robust gasoline demand, coupled with lower supply levels, are setting the stage for rising prices in the coming weeks."

Nationally, gas prices were $2.61 a gallon on average Monday. The next few weeks could bring as much as a 10-cent jump in prices, AAA said.

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