Gas Prices Hold Steady

posted by Alan McBride - 

Gas prices have held relatively steady for the past two weeks, but analysts say they now face upward pressure. 

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.25, according to AAA.Florida gas prices averaged $2.13 on Sunday ... a half cent less than last week, analysts say.

The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Pensacola, and Miami.The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Orlando, and Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice.AAA officials say gas prices could inch a little higher this week, however.

They say refineries are running on all cylinders, cutting into excess crude stocks. That, in turn, has helped push oil prices higher, which puts upward pressure on prices at the pump.

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