Gas prices nudged up over the past week, rising nearly 4 cents a gallon in the Miami area.
The average price per gallon in Miami-Dade was $2.17 on Sunday, according to a survey of nearly 1,700 stations by fuel monitor GasBuddy.com.
The 3.8-cent increase is more than the state’s increase of a penny at the pump the past week but less than the 7 cents across the country.
“Gasoline prices increased last week in 49 of 50 states, thanks to a sudden jump in the price of crude oil,” said Patrick DeHaan, an analyst with GasBuddy.
Nationally, the $2.11 average price is the highest since November, according to AAA. The price at the pump could rise another 10 to 15 cents by Memorial Day next month.
“Even though oil prices are up nearly 15 cents from a month ago, motorists are still enjoying a 30-cent savings year over year,” AAA spokesman Josh Carrasco said.
Two weeks ago, amid a several weeks-long trend of gas-cost increases, prices took a surprising dip in Miami-Dade and the nation, down about a penny a gallon.