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Tampa sees gas pump prices fall

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The price at the pump is falling and is expected to continue for the rest of the month, according to AAA.

"Demand for gasoline remains low and will likely decrease in the coming weeks as winter progresses, flu season worsens, and the tax increase hits worker paychecks," Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "Motorists could see gas prices drop another 3 to 5 cents this week."

Across Florida, the price for a gallon of unleaded gas fell 2.3 cents in the past week, averaging $3.40 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. Despite the drop in price, Florida is still seeing prices higher than the national average of $3.26 per gallon.

While prices in our state and across the country are generally lower this year than last, Florida drivers are paying more than 15 cents more per gallon in January than they did in December, GasBuddy said.

"While gasoline prices have seemingly remained virtually unchanged in many areas across the U.S. in the last week, that has meant that some areas are still seeing prices remain much lower than a year ago," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

In 2012, the national price for fuel peaked at $3.94 per gallon, according to AAA. But the news of falling prices may be short lived. AAA is forecasting gas prices will peak in spring as refineries shift toward the cleaner summer fuel blend.

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