Gas prices keep dropping as Christmas Day nears

Last Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017, 10:43 AM EST

If you have filled up recently you probably have noticed that gas prices are falling.

The current average in Florida is $2.37 per gallon.

In both the Tampa and Orlando areas, the average price is $2.29.

That's 12 cents lower than the national average of $2.41 per gallon.

Patrick DeHaan, head of performance analysis for GasBuddy, said prices should keep dropping as Christmas Day nears.

"As we approach Christmas, average gas prices in the U.S. have fallen to their lowest point in 110 days, just as Hurricane Harvey began causing prices to spike, not exactly the Christmas gift some hoped for. But it's about time nonetheless," DeHaan said.

"In addition, the gap between prices today and a year ago is also at its narrowest in months, highlighting that prices are moving in the right direction for many," he said.