You were warned last Monday to fill your tank before rising gas prices get more into your wallet. Now, the wallets of those who didn’t heed shall bleed even more at the pump.
Another week of geysering gas prices tacked another eight cents on to the state average for a gallon of regular up to $2.29, AAA reports. The organization puts Miami’s average at $2.30, six cents higher than a week ago and tied for second highest in the state with Gainesville. West Palm-Boca Raton is still the highest, but at $2.37, eight cents a gallon up on last week.
“Gas prices leveled out over the weekend, but should climb again this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA The Auto Club Group. “Strong demand and another round of supply draws pushed the price of crude to its highest point in 9 weeks, and that trend is expected to continue this week. Gas prices should rise 5-10 cents this week, but remain below this year’s highs, set earlier this year.”
GasBuddy.com says the national average rose 3.5 cents per gallon. But what you really want to know from GasBuddy is where to get the cheap fuel, right?
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For those who don’t want to join a warehouse club, the cheapest three stations in Miami-Dade all are in the north -- U-Gas at 15200 NE Sixth Ave. ($2.07), the Sunocos at Northwest 79th Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue ($2.09) and 3196 NW 54th St. ($2.11). Also, any time you see a Northwest Seventh Avenue station between Northwest 79th Street and Northwest 103rd Street among the cheapest, you can pretty much put all the stations in that corridor on the list.
In Broward, the Valero at 1900 Powerline Road moves regular at $2.18 per gallon. You can get $2.19 at the Exxon at 901 NW 19th St. Both the Marathon at 1490 W. State Road 84 and the U-Gas at 1201 E. Commercial Blvd are selling at $2.22.