July has been a steady month at the gasoline pump in Florida as prices for a gallon of gas remain stable.

AAA Auto Club Group reported Monday that the cost of gasoline in the Sunshine State has remained relatively level for the past two weeks. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas across the state as of Sunday was $2.13, or about 1 cent less than a week ago and 3 cents more than a year ago.

The average price per gallon of unleaded gas in the Jacksonville area was $2.11 per gallon as of Monday, according to the web site gasbuddy.com, an online data base that tracks gas prices.

There were four gas stations in the Jacksonville area selling gas for less than $2 per gallon as of Monday with the rest reporting prices above that mark.

The Florida and Jacksonville average price per gallon of gas still remain lower than the national average of $2.25, AAA officials said.

Jacksonville is in the middle of the pack in terms of gas prices compared to the rest of the state. The lowest prices were seen in Tampa, where the average cost of a gallon of gas was running at $2.01. The most costly gallon of gas in the state was recorded in West Palm Beach, where the fuel was averaging $2.24 per gallon, AAA officials said.

While the relatively low gas prices this summer are credited in large part to a global production glut, AAA officials said the price per barrel of oil has been inching up for the last 11 days, though Monday trading showed a slight dip in oil prices from last week, according to the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Still, AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said, prices at the pump could show a jump soon.

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