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After uptick, Florida gas prices likely headed down

Gas prices inched up over the week, but AAA, the Auto Club Group, expects them to drop again this week. Pictured is a gas station pump in St. Petersburg in 2017. [DIRK SHADD | Times (2017)] The pumps at the Shell Gas Station at 2210 Dr ML King Jr St N in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon (08/08/17). Gas price have been on a rollercoaster this summer.
Published Jun. 10

Florida pump prices saw a small uptick last week but are headed back down, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group.

State gas prices climbed two cents over the week to $2.58 a gallon Monday, while Tampa Bay gas averaged $2.56 a gallon Monday, up 8 cents over the week.

"Florida gas prices inexplicably increased last week, despite falling fundamentals like oil and wholesale prices, which would normally lead to lower prices at the pump," Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman, said.

Jenkens expects prices to be headed down to the $2.50-a-gallon range this week. Nationally, gas was $2.75 a gallon Monday.

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.

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