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Florida gasoline prices jump again

TAMPA, Fl. (AAA) -

(WFLX) - The national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.55, a 5 cent increase from last week. Florida's average of $3.67 increased 4 cents from last week.

Both oil and gas prices climbed last week after headlines reported an improving U.S. economy. The national average price for a gallon of gas is $3.55, with two states, California and Hawaii, already surpassing $4 a gallon. 

"A couple of weeks ago, it looked as if consumers might see some relief at the pump after oil prices traded below $100 a barrel for several consecutive weeks, but that is no longer the case," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "The price at the pump continues to increase and break monthly records and it doesn't look like relief will come anytime soon. Global headlines fueled a bullish market last week and pushed oil prices to a nine-month high.

Retail gas prices are expected to increase further this week and will likely do so well into March, making $4 a gallon more of a reality come spring."

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