Gas prices continue to go down across the state

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Here in the Tampa Bay area, some people are even finding gas at prices that are less than $ 2 a gallon, which makes it even more enticing for people to get out of town and hit the roads for the holiday weekend. "And when travelers spend less at the pump, they are left with cash to spend on lodging, shopping and dining out".

In comparison, the state average is $2.11 and the current national average for gas is $2.28.

Travel officials say the prices should continue to drop throughout the month of July, due to the availability of gas throughout the country.

Gasoline prices could see some short-term increases later this summer, possibly in August, which marks the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, said DeHaan.

According to GasBuddy, drivers are set to see the lowest average Independence Day gas prices since 2005. About 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel, a 4.8 percent increase over past year, AAA said.

The Great Lakes region is the most volatile in the country, with the spike in prices for Indiana, Ohio and MI offsetting declines in IL. Only three states - Indiana, Ohio and MI - saw the price at the pump move higher over the last week. Signal station. Prices elsewhere ranged from $1.88 to $1.99 per gallon.

Overall, AAA said crude oil inventories remain high, despite some declining trends in late June. "A lot of that is due to the fact the OPEC production cuts last November have been offset by a rise in USA oil production". The price closed Monday slightly up at $43.38 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Nebraska's average for a gallon of regular unleaded Monday was $2.19, down 4 cents from a week ago and 14 cents from a month ago.

Austin- $2.05/g, down 4.8 cents per gallon from last week's $2.10/g. Petersburg, Clearwater. Prices were below $2 at multiple stations in each of those regions. Both were selling for $1.97. "Now, it's been increasing, but we still have a surplus of crude oil and that is what's driving prices down". The highest ticked in from West Palm Beach at $2.31, Miami at $2.28 and Fort Lauderdale at $2.27. "Gas taxes change in every state".

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