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Tampa Bay gas prices jump 11 cents over the week

The temperature is climbing and so are prices at the pump. State gas prices jumped about 10 cents over the week to $2.64 per gallon Monday, while Tampa Bay gas averaged $2.59 per gallon, an 11-cent hike over the week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.

Nationally, gas was $2.66 per gallon Monday.

"Strong demand, tightening supplies, and record-high gasoline exports gave gas prices a boost this week," Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesperson, said in a release. "Pump prices seemed to have stalled over the weekend, but there is still potential for higher prices this spring."

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A month ago, Florida gas prices were $2.55 per gallon, and Tampa Bay prices averaged $2.52 per gallon.

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