Florida gas prices jump 17 cents last week

Florida gas prices rose 17 cents last week following the expiration of the state’s gas tax holiday on Nov. 1, AAA reported Monday.

According to AAA, the price fluctuations varied by region.

Gas prices in Tampa, for example, were around $3.05 per gallon on Halloween and rose to $3.35 by the end of the week.

In total, the state average increased 17 cents per gallon last week, rising from $3.29 on Oct. 31 to $3.46 per gallon on Sunday.

“With the reinstatement of Florida’s gas tax, the state average gas price has rebounded to its highest level since September 10th,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA - The Auto Club Group. “Last week’s 17 cent jump amounts to about $2.55 more to fill an average-size tank of gas. Florida’s state average now sits at $1.43 per gallon less than what drivers paid in mid-June. That has drivers paying $21 less for a full tank than they did in the early summer.”

The most expensive metro markets are currently West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($3.63), Gainesville ($3.60), and Naples ($3.53).

The least expensive metro markets are Crestview-Fort Walton Beach ($3.29), Pensacola ($3.30), and Panama City ($3.33).

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