AAA officials say a strengthened U.S. dollar is the main reason for cheaper gas prices since January.
A gallon of regular gasoline cost about $2.61 in the Tampa Bay area Monday, about 9 cents cheaper than Jan. 8.
The price is down even 4 cents from last week, according to AAA's Web site.
Statewide, regular gasoline costs $2.69 a gallon, down 8 cents since January.
Still, a year ago, Florida prices for regular gas were about $1.99.
AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady said cheaper crude oil prices and reduced demand for commodities in recession-battered Europe, which accounts for 18 percent of global oil demand, is also responsible for driving down prices.
Crude oil prices have dropped to a seven-week low, she said. They should stay on the decline providing the dollar continues to make gains on the euro, she said.
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