Gas prices dipped slightly last week in South Florida, but increased a bit nationwide.
Prices at the pump in the Miami area averaged $1.82 a gallon on Sunday, according to a survey of nearly 1,700 stations by GasBuddy.com. That’s more than 68 cents less per gallon than a year ago and nearly 13 cents lower than a month ago.
But the trend of decreasing prices came to a halt nationally, where the average price rose about 4 cents to $1.75 a gallon, according to AAA.
“We knew it was inevitable,” said GasBuddy petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski. “The eight-month decline at the pump that brought the national average as low as $1.67 has come to an end.”
Still, U.S. drivers continue to benefit from the lowest prices this time of year since 2004.
“Motorists are still saving 60-70 cents for every gallon of gasoline compared to this time last year,” said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins.