Average tank of gas costs $20 more than this time last year

ORLANDO, Fla. — Gas prices in Florida rose to a five-week high on Sunday, AAA said.

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On average, Floridians are now paying $4.20 for a gallon of gas — two cents more than a week ago. That’s below the national average of $4.32.

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AAA said while both oil and gasoline prices rose last week, gas futures soared to a new record high.

“The increase is attributed to a combination of factors, including steady weekly declines in gasoline supplies and expectations that summer fuel demand will far outpace what we saw last year,” according to AAA’s Mark Jenkins.

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Summer travelers can surely expect to feel the pinch on their wallets.

Compared to a year ago, they’ll pay an extra $1.32 per gallon.

Which means the $63 it costs to fill up an average-sized gas tank today — is about $20 more than this time last year.

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