Tampa, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Gasoline prices are starting out on the high side in 2018. AAA says Florida gas prices have gone up 10 cents in a week's time.
The auto club's Mark Jenkins says oil prices have had significant gains over the past three weeks, raising the cost of producing gasoline. Jenkins also expects refinery maintenance season to help push prices up. The switch to summer-blend gasoline causes tighter supplies.
The most expensive gas prices in Florida are in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area at $2.67 a gallon. The least expensive gas prices in Florida are in Jacksonville at $2.50.
The average price for a gallon of regular in the Tampa Bay area is now $2.51, up 25 cents since a month ago.