What's the deal with spiking gas prices? - WFLA News Channel 8

What's the deal with spiking gas prices?

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Just when the Bay area was finally getting some relief at the pump, with gas prices around $3.00 a gallon, prices seem to be heading back up.

The price for a gallon of unleaded gas shot up twenty cents in a week's time.  The average in Tampa is around $3.29 a gallon.

AAA says the recent spike is only temporary, and it is apparently only impacting the southeastern United States.  Supplies are being tightened in Florida because of refinery problems in Louisiana.

Adding to the problem, Florida is also experiencing delay in shipments.

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