Gas prices across the state may be nearing a pricing plateau.
After inching down for seven straight weeks, state gas prices averaged $2.28 a gallon Monday, while Tampa Bay prices averaged $2.12 a gallon — both down five cents over the week, according to AAA, the Auto Club Group.
But the plummet may not continue for long, spokesman Mark Jenkins said, as crude oil prices rise.
"Oil prices are beginning to increase after (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) announced a production cut agreement on Friday," Jenkins said in a release. "Regardless, drivers should continue to enjoy low gas prices through the end of the year, unless oil prices suddenly spike."
Nationally, gas was $2.42 per gallon. Tampa Bay had the lowest priced gas on average Monday of any metro area in Florida.
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