Gas prices reach new heights in Florida

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A weekly survey from AAA Northeast released on Tuesday finds that gas prices have fallen an average of 12 cents over the last month in Rhode Island, and 10 cents over the last month in MA.

The average daily gas price in the Detroit area is $2.62, representing a 22-cent increase from previous year.

Gasoline in Georgia held steady at $2.27 for the average price of a gallon of gas compared to a week ago, that's 8 cents higher than a year ago.

The Saginaw area has the lowest gas price average at $2.54, while Ann Arbor has the highest at $2.64.

The price for gas in Central Florida is ending 2017 nearly where it started.

"We may see moderate increases at the pump this week", AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in a prepared statement.

United Kingdom woman jailed in Egypt over painkillers
Plummer insisted that the tablets were for her Egyptian partner, who required the painkillers for his chronic back pain. Laura, from Hull, was held on October 9 as she flew into Red Sea resort Hurghada for a trip to see Omar.

AAA says that the increase in demand is likely the cause because more drivers are on the road as they travel home from the holidays.

Midland Odessa- $2.45/g, down 0.7 cents per gallon from last week's $2.46/g.

Nationally, average prices also rose a penny to $2.43 a gallon. In Rhode Island, gas is up 11 percent from past year, when it was averaging $2.28 per gallon in the state. The lowest was $2.23 on July 5. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.29), Jacksonville ($2.30), and Orlando ($2.31).

The highest price on record is $4.11 a gallon, recorded in July 2008.

Gas averaged $3.06 on Christmas day, according to GasBuddy.

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