Gas prices to hold steady


Published: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:25 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:25 a.m.

Gas prices are projected to remain stable or only move slightly this week,

according to the weekly forecast issued by AAA Auto Club South.

Part of the reason that unleaded regular gasoline is still selling for an

average of about $2.85 a a gallon are crude oil prices, the agency

reported. Crude oil prices ended the trading week at $81.66 a barrel.

Randy Bly, director of community relations for the auto club, also said the

dollar weakened against the euro last week.

"The dollar is the prime currency used to trade oil internationally and a

weak dollar will prop up crude oil prices and thus keep gasoline prices

high," Bly said.

Average regular unleaded gasoline prices in Florida are:

Current $2.846

Week Ago $2.834

Month Ago $2.722

Year Ago $2.384

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