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Gas prices on the rise — and could go even higher

Gas prices are increasing in Miami and Florida.
Gas prices are increasing in Miami and Florida.

Gas prices in Miami are going up, up, up.

Last week, prices at the pump increased 3.3 cents a gallon in the Miami area, according to a survey of nearly 1,700 stations by GasBuddy.com.

According to the gas-monitoring site, a 7-Eleven at 9500 NW Seventh St. and a BJ’s at 7050 Coral Way have the cheapest prices in the county, at $2.07 and $2.11, respectively. The average price in Miami-Dade is $2.25 a gallon.

The latest figures show that, as of Sunday, gas in the area was 6 cents a gallon higher than the same day a year ago and 4.1 cents lower than a month ago.

In Florida, gas prices increased 9 cents over the past week, according to AAA.

“AAA forecasts that gas prices could rise a total of 10 to 15 cents based on the recent surge in crude oil prices,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said.

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