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Florida gas prices drop despite impending Hurricane Florence

Monday 10 September 2018 09.28

Gas prices are usually one of the first things to be affected when a named storm threatens the U.S., but Hurricane Florence hasnít touched the Sunshine Stateís fuel prices ó yet. Unleaded gas was selling at $2.76 per gallon on average statewide Monday, down over the week from $2.80 per gallon, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Tampa Bay prices averaged $2.72 per gallon Monday, down six cents from a week ago.

"Itís unclear what, if any impact Hurricane Florence will have on prices at the pump outside the impacted area," Although there are no crude/gasoline refineries in the "cone of uncertainty", a major storm like this can threaten the regional supply chain, which can lead to rising prices."

Nationally, gas was $2.85 per gallon Monday.

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

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