Gas Prices Up A Nickel In The Last Week

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After weeks of falling prices at the pump, they are on their way back up.

In South Florida alone, we’ve seen a nickel or more increase in the last week.

Nationwide, prices jumped, on average, about four cents in the last week to $3.42 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to GasBuddy.com.

According to the American Automobile Association, in Florida the price for regular unleaded increased 7 cents in the last week to $3.26 a gallon.  Last year at this time, that same gallon was running around $3.55.

In Miami-Dade and Ft. Lauderdale, drivers are paying more than the state average; regular unleaded is running $3.37 a gallon. Last year at this time regular unleaded gas averaged $3.66 in Miami and $3.64 in Ft. Lauderdale.

Check out the cheapest gas prices in your neighborhood at FloridaGasPrices.com.

Tallahassee, where unleaded regular is averaging $3.16 a gallon, is the cheapest places in the state to fill up.

West Palm Beach is the most expensive place to top off the tank; regular unleaded is averaging $3.39 a gallon.

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