Tampa Bay gas prices jump 11 cents over the week

The price of gas in the Tampa Bay area has risen 11 cents per gallon in the last week. [Monica Herndon | Tampa Bay Times, 2017]
The price of gas in the Tampa Bay area has risen 11 cents per gallon in the last week. [Monica Herndon | Tampa Bay Times, 2017]
Published April 2
Updated April 2

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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