Gas prices continue to rise nationally

- Gas prices across the country have risen nearly 10 cents in the past two weeks to bring the national average up to $3.00 a gallon, according to a study released by AAA

The increase has mostly been driven by higher oil costs in addition to the phasing out of summer-grade gasoline. Thankfully, prices in Florida are not as high. In the Tampa region, the average price of fuel is $2.82, down from $2.85 a week ago. 

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said the price has spiked 41 cents in the past three months. The highest average price in the contiguous 48 states was $3.79 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The lowest was $2.54 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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