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Posted: Monday, January 20th 2014 at 5:08am

2014 pump prices mirror start to last year

By Staff
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TAMPA, Fla. (January 19, 2014) – Both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time, with the national average hovering around $3.30 a gallon. So far, 2014’s gas prices mirror those at the start of last year.

At this time last year, the nation’s average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.30, where it stayed until February. Then, pump prices rose upwards of $3.80 a gallon. The cost for gas ranged between $3.50 and $3.80 until mid-September, when it dropped below $3.30 again.

"It still looks like we will enjoy stable gas prices throughout the rest of the month,” said Jessica Brady, AAA spokesperson, The Auto Club Group. "Unless something substantial occurs like a major spike in fuel demand, gas prices should remain around $3.30 to $3.40 until late February when refineries begin the seasonal fuel switch.”

The national average for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline is $3.29, 2 cents less than last week. Florida's average of $3.37 also fell 2 cents from last week, as well as Tennessee’s average of $3.10. Georgia’s average of $3.22 rose 1-cent from last week. Visit AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report to find national, state, and local metro market retail gasoline prices.

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