Buckle up: Florida gas prices could jump another 10 cents

The hike, AAA, The Auto Club Group, said, is because of refinery maintenance, increased demand and switching to summer gas blends.
Gas prices could climb as much as 10 cents on average in Florida, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group. Pictured are cars on the Howard Frankland Bridge in January. [Times]
Gas prices could climb as much as 10 cents on average in Florida, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group. Pictured are cars on the Howard Frankland Bridge in January. [Times]
Published March 25

The gas prices roller coaster isn't over. According to AAA, the Auto Club Group, the average price for a gallon of gas in Florida could climb as much as 10 cents this week.

"Both planned and unplanned refinery maintenance, rising demand and the switch to summer gasoline continue to contribute to the seasonal springtime jump at the pump," said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins in a news release. "Based on current conditions, gas prices will likely peak sometime between Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day weekend."

The Sunshine State's gas prices were $2.62 a gallon on average for regular unleaded Monday, up about one cent over the week. Tampa Bay prices were $2.57 a gallon Monday, down three cents over the week. Nationally, gas was $2.63 a gallon.

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