As the summer driving season winds down, gas prices are creeping up in Miami and across Florida.
Gas prices in Miami-Dade County increased 2.1 cents a gallon over the past week and averaged $2.22, according to a survey of nearly 1,700 stations by GasBuddy.com, a fuel monitoring company. Prices in Florida went up a penny, averaging $2.09 a gallon.
“Gas prices are likely to get more expensive through the rest of the week as oil prices adjust to the oil price hike, said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman with AAA.
Even with those increase, AAA predicts that gas prices will “remain relatively low through the rest of the year.”
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Crude prices have climbed more than $8 a barrel since the start of August, according to GasBuddy.
With two weeks before Labor Day, when drivers typically hit the road, prices should taper off toward the holiday, said Gregg Laskowski, GasBuddy senior petroleum analyst.