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Gas prices down in Florida as we approach the holidays

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It appears one gift every Florida driver may be getting this year is cheaper gas. According to AAA, the price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is $3.27, down almost 14 cents from just a month ago.

Tampa area drivers are seeing some of the best prices in the state – as prices have fallen almost 16 cents in recent weeks, with the average driver spending $3.17 for a gallon on unleaded gas.

While Florida fuel prices have fallen, the national prices at the pump have not. The national average remains unchanged at $3.24 per gallon, according to

"With just hours to go before Christmas, it appears that the national average may set a new all-time record high, barely edging out 2011 as the most expensive average for gasoline on Christmas Day," said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "The bad news likely won't stop there- gasoline prices in six out of the last seven years have increased between Christmas Day and January 15 of the following year. If the national average rises to at least $3.26/gal before New Year's Day it will mark the highest start for gas prices ever on the first day of the year," DeHaan said.

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