Pump Patrol: Will sub-$4 gas prices continue?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Here’s a little water cooler chatter for your Monday — and a little something extra for your wallet.

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The price of gas in Florida is the lowest it has been in nearly five months.

For the seventh week straight, the average cost of gas in the Sunshine State has fallen.

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AAA said the price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped to $3.91 on Monday, posting the lowest daily average since March 5.

That’s down roughly 70 cents from last month — and nearly $1 from Florida’s all-time high price of $4.89 a gallon in mid-June.

To put things in perspective, it will now cost you about $59 to fill up your average-sized 15-gallon tank.

Your savings, compared to mid-June, is roughly $14.

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The question is, “Will pain at the pump continue to subside?”

“It’s too early to tell just how long these sub-$4 gas prices will hang around,” AAA’s Mark Jenkins said.

“Oil and gasoline futures prices made notable gains last week. This could cause falling gas prices to level out or potentially increase, but it’s too early to tell.”

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