Gas prices in Miami increased slightly this past week in a trend that has affected the entire country, a recent survey from GasBuddy says.
According to the company’s survey of 1,690 stations across Miami, gas prices rose by 0.7 cents in the past week – an average of $2.68 per gallon.
“Gas prices in Miami are 26.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 9.6 cents per gallon higher than a year ago,” a press release said.
As of now, the cheapest gas station in Miami carries fuel for $2.35 per gallon, while the most expensive carries gas for $3.19 per gallon.
In the United States, the cheapest price of gas currently stands at $1.12 per gallon. The most expensive is $5.04 per gallon.
Why the increase?
"Gasoline prices have increased in all fifty states in the last week as refineries continue working toward cleaner, more expensive gasoline and as oil prices have continued creeping higher," said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.
"There shouldn't be any surprises that prices continue to migrate higher given the warnings in the past few months, thought that doesn't make it any easier for motorists to digest higher gas prices."