MIAMI (CBS4) – The price at the pump has jumped about a nickel across Sunshine State in the last week.
Nationwide, gas prices are up about four cents in the last week to an average of $3.67 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to GasBuddy.com. In Florida, the price increase has been about five cents in the last week to the current average of $3.67 a gallon, according to the American Automobile Association.
In Miami-Dade, drivers have seen the price at the pump jump nearly seven cents in the last week to an average of $3.77 for a gallon of unleaded regular. A year ago, the price of unleaded regular in the area averaged about a buck less at $2.74 a gallon. Miami-Dade and West Palm Beach, where unleaded regular is averaging $3.78 a gallon, are the most expensive place to fill up in the state.
In Ft. Lauderdale drivers are paying about $3.75 on average for a gallon of regular unleaded compared to $3.69 a week ago. Last year at this time regular unleaded averaged $2.71 a gallon.
Tampa, at $3.60 for a gallon of regular unleaded, and Orlando, at $3.61 a gallon, are some of the cheapest places in the state to fill up.
Check out the cheapest gas prices in your neighborhood at FloridaGasPrices.com.