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Price at the pump hit an all-time high over Labor Day weekend

Price at the pump hit an all-time high over Labor Day weekend

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Sep 3, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. - AAA reports motorists will pay more for a gallon of gasoline this holiday weekend than at any other time in history.

In the past 30 days, retail gas prices jumped 30 cents in Florida, this despite the fact that oil prices remain relatively stable.

Before this year, 2008 held the title for the highest gas prices during any other Labor Day weekend.  At that time Florida's average for a gallon of gas hit $3.69.

The average price across Florida stands at $3.78 a gallon although prices across Southwest Florida have topped $3.81 and higher.

"Hopefully, when Gulf refining picks up again motorists will start to see retail gas prices fall," said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman, The Auto Club Group. "Typically, gas prices start to retreat once Labor Day passes when demand starts to fall and winter blend fuel production begins."