Florida gas prices fall about 3 cents per gallon over past week

After a brief spike in prices to start the month, the average gallon of gasoline in Florida fell in cost the past week, according to AAA Florida Auto Club data released Monday.

The average price for a gallon of gas dropped about 3 cents in the past week. Floridians are paying about $2.16 per gallon at the pump.

The slight decrease is more in line with the trends of falling gas prices for most of the summer and into the fall. The first week of October did see a jump of about 10 cents in the average price for a gallon of gas in the Sunshine State, but that was a break from the usual pattern of dropping prices most of this year.

The latest decrease came as the oil-rich, refinery-laden areas of Louisiana and Texas were slammed by another hurricane along the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Delta plowed into that area late last week.

“It’s still a little early to know what, if any impacts Hurricane Delta will have on gas prices in Florida,” said Mark Jenkins, AAA Florida spokesperson. “For now, wholesale gasoline prices are at a level that could allow pump prices to drop another 5 cents in

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