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Need gas? Get it before the Florida sales tax holiday expires on Tuesday

Close-up of gas pump
Carl Lisciandrello
WUSF Public Media
The Florida gas tax holiday, which went into effect on Oct. 1, expires on Nov. 1.

The state's gas tax holiday expires on Nov. 1, meaning Florida drivers will be paying an extra 25 cents a gallon.

If you need to fill up your gas tank, you'll probably want to do that on Monday.

That's because the Florida gas price holiday, which went into effect on Oct. 1, expires at midnight.

That means starting Nov. 1, drivers will see a 25-cent increase at the pump.

According to a news release from AAA, gas prices across the state dropped 22 cents days after sales tax holiday was implemented, falling from $3.39 to $3.17 a gallon.

Those savings were offset when OPEC announced it was cutting oil production, bringing gas prices to where they were before the tax holiday went into effect.

"While Halloween is traditionally a time for filling bags with candy, drivers may also want to fill their gas tank to take advantage of current prices at the pump," AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said in the release.

Gas prices averaged $3.33 a gallon across the state in October, around 6 cents less than they were at the end of September.

Florida gas prices declined 7 cents last week, according to AAA.

As of Monday, the average price of a gallon of gas was $3.28 across the state, and $3.27 across the greater Tampa Bay region.

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