Local gas prices rising as 2017 draws to close

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28 December, 2017

Including the change in gas prices in Minnesota during the past week, prices Sunday were 12.2 cents per gallon higher compared to the same day one year ago and are 11.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

After about six weeks of steadily dropping, gas prices in Florida have increased by two cents, bringing the average to $2.37, according to AAA.

A year ago at this time, the average price in the area was $2.08 cents a gallon.

The price for gas in Central Florida is ending 2017 nearly where it started.

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Nationally, gas prices have gone down over the last month and stayed pretty flat over the last week. As more drivers hit the road for the holidays, the increase in driving demand is likely the cause. In Rhode Island, gas is up 11 percent from past year, when it was averaging $2.28 per gallon in the state. The cheapest prices are in the Tampa area ($2.29), Orlando ($2.30) and Jacksonville ($2.31).

Colorado Springs- $2.33, down 2.2 cents per gallon from last week. The lowest was $2.13 on July 17.

The average gas price in the state is about $2.59 per gallon, which is 8 cents higher than last week and 21 cents higher than previous year. That's about 2 cents higher than a week ago and about 13 cents higher than a year ago.

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