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Tampa Bay gas prices back up after a sharp downtick

Florida gas prices averaged $2.40 per gallon Tuesday.
Gas prices jumped back up in Tampa Bay after a double-digit decrease, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Pictured is a man filling up in St. Petersburg in 2017. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times (2017)]
Gas prices jumped back up in Tampa Bay after a double-digit decrease, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Pictured is a man filling up in St. Petersburg in 2017. [DIRK SHADD | Times (2017)] [ Times ]
Published Oct. 29, 2019

Gas prices ticked up nearly double digits in Tampa Bay to start the week, according to AAA, the Auto Group.

Following a 12-cent decline last week, bay area prices shot back up 9 cents from Monday to Tuesday, averaging $2.40 per gallon.

State gas prices dipped 2 cents last week. They averaged $2.43 per gallon Tuesday.

“Refineries are still conducting maintenance, and gasoline demand is at a higher level than usual for this time of year,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said. “This has led to lower gasoline supply levels, which pushed wholesale gasoline prices a few cents higher last week.”

Nationally, gas was $2.60 a gallon on average Tuesday.

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