The months of dropping gas prices are coming to an end.
Prices rose more than a dime last week across Florida, and may keep going up.
“Gas prices increased due to a series of refinery issues in the Midwest and a rise in crude oil prices," said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for The Auto Club Group. "Gasoline and oil prices quickly rose mid-week, but stabilized through the weekend."
Jenkins said prices normally increase between 30 and 50 cents per gallon in the spring and then drop again in the fall.
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Last week, the national average rose by 12 cents to $2.175. The state average increased by 13 cents, averaging $2.202 per gallon.
But even though the price of oil rose by $3.45 over the last week, it is still 52 percent cheaper than the highest price in 2014.
"Global oil prices should continue to register multi-year lows with supply outpacing demand, and barring any events that cause the global price to increase substantially, AAA expects that the U.S. average will remain below $3 per gallon throughout 2015," Jenkins said. "However, the next several months are likely to be very volatile for oil and gas prices as demand increases and refineries enter maintenance season."