Analysts: Gas Prices Expected To Rise

posted by Alan McBride - 

Pump prices will get more expensive this week, due to rising geopolitical tensions in the middle east. 

That's the forecast from AAA Auto Club Group, which noted that the conflict in Syria had earlier sent crude prices to their highest point in more than three years.

When oil prices rise, gas prices historically tend to follow.

AAA says the national average price for gasoline is the highest in more than two years. 

Sunday's average of $2.71 is the highest since July 2015, analysts said. 

Florida gas prices are the most expensive since February, according to the figures from AAA. 

Sunday's state average was $2.63.

The most expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Crestview-Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton.

The least expensive gas price averages in Florida are in Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Melbourne-Titusville.

AAA analysts cautioned that Florida drivers should expect a 15 cent increase at the pump in the short term.

They added that prices could rise even more, depending on how the crude market responds to the latest news of the U.S. missile strikes in Syria.

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