This time a year ago gas prices were down an average of 28 cents.
According to the price-comparison website GasBuddy.com, the cheapest per-pump price available without a wholesale club membership in Miami-Dade was $2.23 at Westar near Curtiss Parkway and North Royal Poinciana Boulevard in Miami Springs.
"A move higher or lower in the week ahead could determine the direction of prices the next few weeks or longer", he said.
Compared with the same day past year, the national average price of $2.29 is about 30 cents a gallon higher. "I remain optimistic that the annual spring rally at the pump could be less severe than expected, but remain cautious as it remains hard to know where the new path will lead oil prices in the week ahead", DeHaan said. In Canada, rig counts have blossomed as well, where 207 (300%) more rigs are online versus a year ago.
Crude oil prices fell to a 2017 low of $47.72 last Tuesday, but they returned to almost $49 a barrel by the end of the week.
Average gasoline prices fell in 32 states last week while rising in 18.
Syrian rebel fighters evacuated from Homs en masse
Hundreds of rebels have previously left al-Wair under its terms, but implementation of the agreement had stalled in recent months. But rebels say they are forced into such deals by siege and bombardment, and the United Nations has sharply criticised them.
Saudi Arabia's energy minister last week said OPEC would be willing to extend production cuts agreed to in November beyond the six month agreement if global inventories remain bloated, AAA said.
The state average was $2.26, also a penny less than last week.
The price of gasoline is down once cent from last week.
Fuel prices typically rise in March as a busier driving season begins and refineries switch to churning out more expensive summer-grade gasoline.
Gas prices rose in just 18 states over the past week.